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BIBLE MONITOR 



Vol. XXXI 



January, 1, 1953 



No. 1 



"For th€ faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 



OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and If OUR WATCHWOPtD: Go into all 
Scriptural in practice. ji the world and preach the gospel. 

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OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



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I do not know, I cannot see, 
What God's kind hand prepares for 

me, 
Nor can my glance pierce through 

the haze 
Wliich covers all my future tvays; 
But yet I know that o'er it all 
Hules He who notes the sparrow's 

fall. 

i know the hand that hath me fed. 
And through the year my feet hath 

led; 
1 know the everlasting arm 
That hath upheld and kept from 

harm. 
I trust Him as iny God and Guide, 
And know that He will still provide. 

So at the opening of the year 

I banish care and doubt and fear, 

And clasping His kind hand, essay 



To walk with God fr©m day to day. 
Trusting in Him who hath me fed, 
Walking with Kim who hath me led. 

I know not where His hand shall 

lead. 
Through desert wastes, o'er flowery 

mead; 
Mid tangled thicket set with thorn, 
I^iid gloom of night or glow df 

morn; 
But still I know my Father's hand 
Will bring me to His goodly land. ■ 

Farewell, Old Year, mth goodness 

crowned, 
A hand divine hath set thy bound. 
Welcome the New Year, which shall 

bring 
Ftesh blessings from my God and 

King. 
The Old we leave without a tear, 
The .New we hail without a fear^ 



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A NEW YEAR 



Alas, 1952 has gone. Per- 
haps we are glad that is 
over, with its disappoint- 
ments, its problems and its 
trials. Yes it was a year of 
war, of high prices, of crime, 
of immorality, of love of 
pleasure, of many bragging 
promises and of a load of 
debt and taxes. 

Our concern is, to come to 
us individually and personal- 
ly, what have we put on 
record during the year? If 
we have had reasonable 
health and strength, ample 
food, clothing, religious 
liberty, protection from the 
numerous dangers seen and 
unseen and at least some re- 
turn for our labors? What 
have we recorded to show 
our thanks and our return 
to Almighty God for these 
many blessings? Are we 
profitable servants of our 
Lord and Savior? What 
opportunities have we failed 
to make use of and what 
promies have we failed to 
keep? 

Ah, why waste any more 
time lamenting . over our 
shortcomings and faihires. 
The. New Year is here, it is 
before us to use or misuse. 
Minutes are already ticking 



bv, so let us be awake to our 
Master's call. Let us cast 
off our burdens and the sins 
which have been our short- 
comings. May we each be- 
come awake to our oppor- 
tunitis ami the use of our 
talents. 

wny spend tim.e and 
money for that which leads 
us away from our Master's 
service?? Why worry over 
the ways of the v/orld? We 
I have a Savior to follow and 
'many promises to fulfill. We 
have His Words to under- 
stand and apply in our lives. 
;We must be diligent lest we 
I lose our full reward. 
I Multitudes need our help. 
•We should strengthen the 
I faith of the downcast. Many 
■souls are. wandering in sin 
land need gospel guidance. 
Sin is gradually shaping up 
against God on every hand. 
Are we going to wield the 
sword of the Spirit and ward 
off the enemy or are we go- 
ing to allow ourselves to 
weaken and finally be en- 
gulfed into everlasting 
j punishment. We have tal- 
lents, we have the blessings 
of God and we have His 
Holy Word to direct us ; now 
the year is before us, what 
I'ecord will we write ? 

"Whosoever t h e r e f o r e 
'shall confess me before men, 



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liini will I confess also before What does it mean to be 

my Father which is in 'saved? To the sinner it 

heaven. But whosoever shall | means, to rescue from 

deny me before men, him; danger of sin, for "All have 

will I also deny before my sinned and come short of 

Father which is in heaven," the glory of God." 

Matt. 10:32-33. i It means that one is pre- 

Lserved to everlasting life 

THREE PROPOSITIONS ithrough Jesus Christ our 

■--,.„ I Lord. 

T>„ TTT ,, -r>^^4. ( 'Tor God so loved the 

By WnvRoot j^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^.^ ^^^^ 

•v ■ . I begotten. Son, that who so- 

: We will first name these ever believe tli in him should 
propositions, then discuss not perish, but have ever- 
them, if it is God's Will in lasting life," Jno. 3:16. 
three articles to the. Monit-| And the next verse says, 
tor.. [''For God sent not his Son 

First Proposition — "We into the world to condemn 
are saved by God's Grace, the world; but that the 
through faith in the blood world through him might be 
of His dear Son, Jesus saved." 
Christ, shed on the cross for: Man has many definitions 

:for the word "Grace," grace 

Second Proposition. — "We as it Dertains to our salva- 



us." 



are justified by both faith 
and works in Grace." 



tion means, the time of 
man's probation or when 



. Third Proposition — "We sinners may obtain forgive- 
wiii be judged by our Iness from' their sins, 
works." According to ourl- That kind of grace, (God's 
obedience, or othervvise dis-; Grace) is manifested in the 
obedience." | text above Jno. 3:16-17. Sal- 

In article one, in an hourjvation comes of God's love, 
of prayer and meditation, ; His grace, through His Son. 
we shall endeavor to prove? Acts. 4: 11-12, says, "This 
by God's word our first ! is the stone which w^as set at 
proposition. "We are saved nought of you builders, 
by God's grace, through; which is become the head of 
faith in the blood of Jesus the corner. Neither is there 
Chi'ist.-' salvation in any other: for 



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BIB IE MONITOR 

West Milton, Ohio, January 1, 1953 



Published semi-monthly by the 
Board of Publication of the Dunk- 
ard Brethren Church in the plant 
of the Record Printing Co., Com- 

• merciiai Printers, 2-4 South. Miami 
Street, West Milton, Ohio. 

Entered as second class matter 

- October 1, 1932, at the Pos.t Office, 
at West Milton, Ohio, under the 

. Act of ...March .3. 1879. 

Terms: Single subscription, '$1.00 a 

-. year, in aavance. , 

Howard J. Surbey, Rd..No. 6, North 
Canton, Ohio, 'Editor.- • 

- Send all subscriptions and com- 
munications to the Editor. . 

Paul R. Myers, GreeritowH, Ohio, 
Assistant Editor. 

Xe^as B.. Flchr, Vienna Va., Asso- 
ciate Editor. . , 

Isaac Jarboe, Grandview, Mo., As- 
sociate Editor. 



there is none other name 
imder heaven given among 
men, whereby we must be 
saved/' 

At this time in our dis- 
cussion of God's salvation by 
grace, let us look at the 
apostle Paul's instruction to 
I'itus, concerning the serv- 
ants duties, as well as to all 
who are Godly. Tit 2:9-15, 
/'Exhort servants to be 
obedient unto their own 
Masters, and to please them 
well ill air things ; not an- 
swering again: Not purloin- 
ing, but shewing all - good 
fidelity; that they may 
adorn the doctrine of God 



our Saviour in all things." 
Now note— "For the grace 
of God that bringeth salva- 
tion hath appeared to all 
men." That grace Paul 
teaches us in the next verse 
demands of us good works 
or a consBcrated life. 

"Teaching us that, deny- 
ing ungodliness- and worldly 
lusts, we should live soberly, 
ligixLeousIy, and godly, in 
this present world ; looking 
for that blessed hope, and 
the glorious appearing of 
the gi-eat God and our 
Saviour Jesus Christ; who 
gave him_self for us, that he 
might redeem us from all 
iniCfuity, and purify unto 
himself a peculiar people, 
zealous of good works." 

It is a very prominent 
teaching in the world today, 
is overstressed, -that our sal- 
vation is of God's grace, 
apart from good works. We 
shall refute that doctrine in 
these articles, giving you in 
all love and candor our 
scriptural reason for so do- 
ing. These is a vast differ- 
ence between man's - works 
or works of the law and 
'good works, which are of 
'God's law '- under grace, 
which together with faith 
justifies us in that grace. 

Next we shall bring a 
number of scriptures which 



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teach us salvation by grace. 
Not that we are saved by 
gi'ace alone, neverthless it is 
by grace. Our second propo- 



many be dead, much more 
the grace of God, and the 
gift by grace, which is by 
one man, Jesus Christ, hath 



sition which is to follow, in! abounded unto many." 
part two, will shew that itj God's grace is a free gift, 
is not by grace alone, but by | Rom. 6:23, ''For the wages 
faith and good works in that of sin is death, but the gift 
grace. jof God is eternal life 

Simply because one scrip- 1 through Jesus Christ our 
ture states a condition of: Lord." 
salvation in the New Testa- i God's grace also, along 
ment, does not make nul and j with faith and works, justi- 
void other texts which also fies, Rom. 3:24, ''Being 
state other conditions. 0, justified freely by his grace 
that ail Christendom could through the redemption that 
believe that, if so, we |eel|is in Christ Jesus;" (that is 
there would need^^o be only his death on the cross), 
one church in the world. We' And in Tit. 3:7, ''That be- 
firmly believe there is only ing justified by his. grace, 
one church recognized by we should be made heirs. ac- 
God, those v/ho do his will, cording to the hope of eter- 

Acts 15:11, "But we be- nal life." 
heve that through the grace; The above . scriptures 
of the Lord Jesus Christ we • clearly prove ouj* ■ first 
shall be saved, even as they.": proposition, that we are 
Yes by his grace surely, saved by God's grace 
justified by our faith and through the atoning blood of 
works in that grace, this is, Christ, Tliere are many 
not adding to God's word, more which Vv^e could bring, 
but simply rightly dividing we want to note a few of 
that word, these statements -them. 

are clearly taught in that! But before v/e proceed, 
word. ; reader please be consistent, 

Rom. 5:15, We find that because mention is made of 
God's grace is a free gift jour justification by grace, 
through the atonement, ; does not mean that, faith 
''But not as the offence, so land works have no part in 
also is the free gift: for if' our justification, which our 
through the offence of one other propositions will re- 



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veal. 

We come now to Eph. 2 : 
When we read this chapter, 
if we will take the context 
at its meaning, what Paul is 
trying to teach, is that we 
are not saved by the Old 
Law, but by the New Testa- 
ment, what we call the law 
of grace. He describes the 
sinful state of man in the 
first three verses, writing to 
those who have been quick- 
ened by the Spirit. 

Then in the fourth verse 
he begins with the love of 
God, let us read, Eph: 2:4-5, 
''But God, v/ho is rich in 
mercy, for his great love 
wherewith he loved us, even 
when we v/ere dead in sins, 
hath quickened us together 
with Christ," (by grace ye 
are saved). 

Please remember, we 
Dunkard Brethren do not 
question salvation by grace, 
(our proposition calls for it) 
but don't forget it is not 
without faith in that grace. 

Eph. 2:6, "And hath raised 
us up together, (resurrected 
in baptism) and made us sit 
togethei* in heavenly places 
in Christ Jesus : That in the 
ages to come he might shew 
the exceeding riches of his 
grace in his kindness toward 
us through Christ Jesus. 
For by gi'ace ai*e ye saved 



through faith ; (not of grace 
alone, but of faith and 
works), and that not of 
yourselves: it is the gift of 
God." Why do we include 
works, because we have not 
completed the reading of the 
text, hence we do not have 
its full teaching, we must 
read the ninth and tenth 
verses also to get the full 
meaning of the thought of 
the teaching. 

The 10th verse includes 
works, but first we must un- 
derstand what Paul means 
in the 9th verse. 

"Not of works, (what 
works, good works? surely 
No, WTiy?) lest any man 
shond boast." 

What works? Wlien we 
run the references we will 
understand what Paul 
meant, by works, also what 
the translaters of the New- 
Testament considered them 
to be. 

Turn with us to Rome. 4: 
14-16, "For if they which 
are of the law be heirs, faith 
is made void, and the 
promise made of none 
effect : Because the law 
worketh wrath: for where 
no law is, there is no trans- 
gression. Therefore it is of 
faith, that it might be by 
grace; (you see faith in 
grace) to the "end the 



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promise might be sure to allj TAKE HEED 

the seed; not to that only 
which is of the law, but to 
that also which is of the 
faith of Abraham ; who is 



Meivin C. Roeseh 



„ ,„ , Most of us have had the 

zhe latJaer ot us ail. 'privileg-e of attending some 

And in Rom. 11 :5-6/^Even evangelistic meetings this 
so then at this present tmie last fall and early winter, 
also there is a remnant ac-'and as is the practice of most 
cording to the election of; churches to have two weeks 
grace. And if by grace, ^ of meetings, or an extra 
then IS It no more of works ; effort put forth to gain souls 
otherwise grace is no more i for the Lord 
grace. But if it be of wofks,| g^^ ^^^ ^^ .j.^ ^^^ ^^ 

then IS It no more gr^^^-^^^e gi^en their \wes to the 
otherwise work is no more,L^^.^|^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^^ 

woiKS. ! should be real spiritual bless- 

¥/e see then we are not 'i5^gs, needed to helo gi'ow in 
saved by man made works, g^^ace. and better prepare for 
neither by the works of the future life 
old law, but by faith andn j^ -^ eoncerning these 
good works under grace. ^^ ^^^ ^^,^ ^4 ^^ 
For we are his worKman-;^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^ ^.^g^^. 
ship, created m Cnrist Jesus ^.^^^ ,^ .^^ ^^^^ .^ j^ 

unto good wcH'Ks, (at th^^Hebrews 2:1, ^'Therefore we 
new birtn) whicn Gx)d hamF^^ j^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ 
before ordained that we^^^^^^^ y^J^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^ 
snould walk m tnein. ; which we have heard,, le*at 

If we say that we have anv time we should let them 
fellowship With hnn, and slip.- This portion of scrip- 
walk m darkness, we lie, and ture is used many limes ' by 
do not the truth: out li^ we 'different individuals suining 
walk in the light, as he is in;^^,^ the thoughts which an 
the hght we have fellowship evangelist has brought dur- 
one with another, and the|ij.g ^ series of meetings, and 
blood of Jesus cleanseth us;^^.e feel it is right, for it is 
from all sm.'^ IGod^s Word. 

(To be continued.) \ Not only do v/e have the 
. . . Great Bend, Kansas. : command \o TAKE HEED 



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to the things which we hear, ing what we hear, 
but also to what we hear, Luke 8:18, "Take heed 
and how we hear, and in therefore how ye hear : for 
other ways. Jesus said in whosoever hath, to him shall 
Mark 4:24, "And he said be given; and whosoever 
unto them, Take heed what hath not, from him shall be 
ye hear: with what measure taken even that which he 
ye met6, it shall be measured seemeth to have. In con- 
to you: and unto you that nection with the last part of 
hear shall more be given." I this verse we want to use I 
believe we are ail aware of .Cor. 10:12, "Wherefore let 



the fact, that this is a very 
tim.eiy warning for us now 



him that thinketh he stand- 
eth take heed lest he fall." 
Take Heed what ye hear.; Now after , using the 
From other warnings given ^ proper procedure to distin- 
in the scripture also, we'guish the true Word of God 
must take knowledge that as it comes to us, then we 
every thing we hear should are duty bound to accept it, 
be proved by the Word, as 'do it, and live by it. It is 
the Bereans did when Paul' easy to see something that 
and Silas were preaching,! we should do, then make up 
Acts 17:11, "These were our minds that we intend to 
more noble than those in do it as soon as conditions 
Thessalonica in that they re- i permit, or a good many 
ceived the word with all other vague excuses. We 
readiness of mind, and ^ seem to see the other fellow 
searched the scriptures | much more easily than we 
daily, wiiether those things; see ourselves, and we judge 
were so." | ourselves by or good inten- 

We often hear the remark, itions. and feel we are pretty 
"I heard a wonderful sermon good, but this will not an- 
over the radio today," and | swer according to the Word, 
possibly unthinking, theyi Certainly as we are at the 



have heard some minister 



dawn of a New Year, and 



use tw^enty-f ive minutes try- ! the Old has drawn to a close, 
ing to convince people they j we should "Take the More 
can be saved \\ithout bap- 1 Earnest Heed" or use some 
tism. So, regardless of who ^ extra effort to grow spirit- 
it is, we believe we should use ually, it is quite worth our 
God's Word regularly, prov-'time and effort. In natural 



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things of life we consider ;ful and gave them a sign 



ourselves shiftless, if v^e do 
not wake up, and take ad- 
vantage of opportunities as 



that they knew, and there- 
fore could get ready for it. 
Then there was a famine 



they come our way. As long in the days of David three 
as life shall last we need toiyears, year after year; and 
Take Heed. Heb. 3:12, "Takepavid enquired of the Lord, 
heed, brethren lest there b6|And the Lord answered, "It 
in any of you an evil heartjis for Saul and his bloody 



of unbelief, in departing 
from the living God." 

Wauseon, Ohio. , 



house, because he slew the 
Gibeonites/' 2 Sam. 21:1. So 
we see it was the sin of Saul, 
that caused that famine. 
THE CAUSE OF FAMINE | "Then said he unto them, 

[nation shall rise against na- 

Wm. H, Kinny {tion, and kingdom against 
i kingdom : and great earth- 
Now we all think it would quakes shall be in divers 
be awful to have a famine. ^ places, and famines, and 
How could we live, or how pestilences; and fearful 
could we endure it, to know sights and great signs shall 
that there was to be a there be from heaven. But 
famine ? It would be bad, ' before all these they shall 
and some would say, why it lay their hands on you, and 
is a shame that so many pei^ecute you, delivering 
people are starving. Well! yoii up to the synagogues, 
it would be a shame, but not a'nd into prisons, being 
on God's part, for God do^s: brought before kings and 
not do anything that is a rulers for my name's- ^ake. 
shame. But because the' And it shall turn to you for 
people brought on the a testimony," Luke 21:10-13. 
famine by wickedness, they! Now here is a place where 
brought on the shame. We it proves that these famines 
see that was the reason that' are brought about by the 
these things were brought! sins of the people. But they 
on all flesh. 'are brought about to try the 
In Genesis 41:27, God faith of the rich. In Job 
sent a famine, which lasted 5:20, "In famine he shall re- 
seven years, which was for deem thee from death: and 
wickedness. God was merci- in war from the power of 



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the sword." The prodigal doctrine; but after their 
son repented, when the own lusts shall they heap to 
famine came, "And he arose themselves teachers, having 
and went back to his father," itching ears ; and shall turn 
for he knew he had sinned, away their ears from the 
Luke 15:20. j truth, and shall be turned 

Now with all the scripture ^^^o fables." So that ^ is 
we have given, it should ^^^^^ bnng's on that famine 
prove, to all, that these! we spoke of above. But our 
things are caused by sin. i dear Lord took^care of all 
But we still have another ^pse^^^^ V^} ^^T^ ^^^^^\ ^^ 
famine, which is the worst '^i"^; "^ aH the other 
famine of all, which is found ^fpi^ies, and he also will m 
in Amos 8:11, "Behold the : ^^^^s one. 
days come, saith the Lord Now let us. The Dunkard 
God, that I will send a I Brethren, be true to God^s 
famine in the land, not a | word; and show to others by 
famine of bread, nor a thirst; our living, that we are wili- 
for water, but of hearing the ing to endure sound doc- 
words of the Lord." So the trine. For we are lights to 



time will come when we 
would like to hear the words 
of the Lord and will not be 
able to find it. So we should 
be more willing to listen to 
it now, while we have it. 
"And not forsake the as- 



the world, and if we let our 
light so shine> we may help 
others to endure sound doc- 
trine. 

In Matt. 5:16 we find, 

"Let your light so shine be- 

, , fore men, that they may see 

sembimg of ourselves to- y^^,^ ^^^^ ^^^ks, and 



gether, as the manner of 
some is," Heb. 10:25. 

We can see that great 



glorify your Father which is 
in heaven." For our lives 
are what so many go by. 



famine coming, when there "We are compassed about 
are so many that do not like! with so great a cloud of 
to hear the word of the Lord ^^^^^^^^^^ Heb. 12:1. 

i« >^io;v, w^v^^a \ It is my prayer that we ail 

m plain woids. ,^^^ ^^^^ ^^i,^ ^^^ j^^^ ^^^^^^^ 

;■ 2 Timothy 4:3-4 says, Forjto the Lord, that they may 
the time will come when | endure sound doctrine, 
they will not endure sound" Dallas Center, Iowa. 



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THAT FORCEFUL WORD here we have one voice stat- 
ing the word emphatically. 
The word "ought" as of 



OUGHT 

Elic Mangus 



John 13 :14 is "ophelo." This 
word is used about 86 times 

We, who believe in the in the Greek New Testa- 
Bible service of feet-wash- 1 ment. Here are some of the 
ing and the prayer veil, are | ways it is translated in the 
convinced the fact that | King James version: be a 
"ought" is not a command i debtor 1, be bound 2, be iri- 
that men may choose to obey ! debted 1, ought 15, owe 7, 
or disregard or even set should 1, behoove 1, be ones 
aside any teaching preceded | duty 2, need recjuire 1, be 
by this word, [due 1, due 1. Also "owe" as 

For proof of this state- 'found in Matt 18:28; Luke 
ment we turn to the Greek, ! 16 :5, 7 ; 7 :14 ; Rotne. 13 :8 and 
the language in^^whicln the; Phil 18. 
New Testament v/as first! As I see it the Bible is our 
written. Our translators, constitution, our law. This 
first of all, were faced with is basic and fundamental. 
the difficulty, of a strange He svho trifles with our 
and foreign tongue, one dr^anic law needs to be dealt 
which few students become with as a transgressor, 
familiar enough with to use ^ When decisions are to be 
in ordinary conversation. i made that may hinge on one 

Some parts of the various word and affect our lives for 
New Testament translations time and for eternity, we de- 
are not short of inspiration, sei've the very best, 
others are careless and slip-i Some of the translators 
fchod, as if done by some have played fast and loose 
third class servant of the with mode. When we ques- 
. translation. We have not a| tion the rendering of a word, 
^ perfect translation, a 1 - they will say that is sub junc- 
. though there are more than five mode but think nothing 
a dozen different versions to of the change in John 13:14 
be had. ! or 1 Cor, 11 :7, 10. "Ophelo" 

Nearly all versions trans-, as of John 13:14, in the 
late John 13:14 as "ought." j Greek, is in the indicative 
Wilson renders it "bound to mode — stating a fact. Where 
wash one another's feet," does any translator or set 



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of translators get the right 
to place it in the potential 
liiode— as a matter of pos- 
sibilities, power or future 
contingency. When we say 
a man owes another money 
that is a fact. He ow^es 
or he does not. The business! 
of the Nation is largely ai 
iiiatter of; credit. Any busi- 1 
ness man; not saying what: 
he ow^es, soon finds his 
source of supply blocked. Aj 
salesman told me, that if a 
man o^iice loses his credit 
rating/ he will experience 
great difficulty in regaining 
what he may have carelessly 
let lapse. 

Now, what of the man or 
Avoman who carelessly 
neglects that v^^hich the Lord 
says he or she owes, or 
ought to do? 

Gr©entown, Ohio. 

STEP BY STEP 



Ethel Beck 



h 



^e does not lead me year by year 

Npjr even day by day, 
But step by step my path unfolds; 

My Lord directs my way. 



Tomorrow's plans I do not know, 
I only know this minute; 

But He mil say, "This is the wa^f, 
By faith now walk ye in it." 

And I am iglad that it is so, 
Todiay's' enough to bear; 



And when toniorrow comes, His 
grace 
Shall far exceed its care. 

What need to worry then, or fret? 

The God who gave His Son 
Hpids all nay moments in. His hand, 

And gives them, one by one. 
Barbara g. Ryberg. 

Another year is before us. 
A year of possibilities^ full 
of activity, with its joys and 
sorro\¥s, victories and de- 
feats. How thankful we 
can be that all of the bur- 
dens of the year do not come 
at one time. God in His 
wisdom saw fit to keep the 
future hid from us. We live 
a day at a time. Or rather 
step by step and moment by 
moment. We know not what 
the next minute may bring 
of joy or sadness. How 
necessary then to exercise 
faith for. the next minute 
and the next hour. We can 
trust Him to lead us through 
the whole day. Then why 
not trust Him for a whole 
yeai' ? He will give suffic- 
ient grace as the need arises. 
Then why should we worry? 
I Perhaps we try to plan and 
live too much in the future. 
Then if things do not work 
out as we planned we g^t 
irritated. 

Let us consider some of 

God's promises of His guid- 

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we may be. ' "WhitHei^ sHall 
I go from Thy s jiirit ? or 
Whither shall I flee from 
Thy presence? If I ascend 
iip into Heaven, Thou art 
there: if I make my bed in 
hell, behold, thou art there. 
If I take the wings of the 
niorning, arid dwell in the 
uttermost parts of the sea; 
even there shall Thy hand 
lead me, and Thy right hand 
shall hold me. If I say, 
surely the darkness shall 
cover me; even the night 
shall be light about me. Yea, 
the darkness hideth not 
from Thee ; but the night 
shineth as the day: the dark- 
ness and the light are both 
alike to Thee.," Psa. 139: 
7-12. 

God promised to be with 
Jacob. "And behold, I am 
with thee, and will keep thee 
in all places whither thou 
f oest, and will bring thee 
again into this land; for I 
will not leave thee, until I 
have done that which I haye 
spoken to the of," Gen. 
28:15. Jacob's life was in 
danger and he had to leave 
home. If we follow through 
hi» lif e we will see where 
God worked in his favor 
many times and did bring 
him back safely to this land. 

Again the promise is given 



to Moses, "My presence shall 
go with thee, and I will give 
thee rest; ■ ''^'- '■.■■t?-Y:''': 

God's presence was assur- 
ed to Joshua and all the 
igraelites. "Be strong and 
of good courage, fear not, 
nor be afraid of them: for 
the Lord thy God, He it is 
that doth go with thee : He 
will not fail thee, nor f or- 
sake thee,?' Deut. 31:6. They 
were now entering the 
promised land and needed 
courage to go forth and con- 
quer as God told them to. 

David experienced God's 
presence in his life and as- 
sured Solomon of the same. 
"And David said to Solomon 
his son. Be strong and of 
good courage, and do it: 
Fear not, nor be dismayed, 
for the Lord God, even my 
God, will be with thee; He 
will not fail thee, nor for- 
sake thee, until thou hast 
finished all the work for the 
service of the house of the 
Lord," I Ghron. 28:20. He 
had the big job of building 
the temple. God gave the 
instructions. 

I Reference is made to his 
'same promise and brought 
into the New Testament for 
our encouragement. "Let 
You conversation be without 
covetousness ; and be con- 
tent with such things as ye 



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have : for He hath said, I 
will never leave thee, nor 
forsake thee. So that we may 
boldly say, the Lord is my 
helper, and I will not fear 
what man shall do unto me," 
Heb. 13:5-6. With all this 
evidence, can we doubt God^s 
presence? May we realize 
His presence at all times. 
How wonderful to awaken 
each morning with the 
thought that God is our 
helper and will not leave us 
noi' forget us. Why should 
we care what people may 
say about us or do to us. The 
world does not understand 
why we do certain things 
and might make fun of us. 
If God be for us, who can be 
against us? 

The realization of God*s 
presence brings joy. "Thou 
wilt shew me the path of 
life: in Thy presence is ful- 
ness of joy; at Thy right 
hand there are pleasures for 
evermore," Psa. 16:1L 

After Jesus instructed His 
disciples just before He as- 
cended He assured them of 
His presence, "Lo I am with 
you always, even unto the 
end of the world." That 
promise is with us in this 
day. "Hereby know we that 
we dwell in Him, and He in 
us, because He hath given 
us of His Spirit," Jno. 4:13. 



I May we each one strive to 
make the year which lies 
j ahead the best one of our 
I lives. We must not rush into 
jit by taking our own way in 
j things, but stop and con- 
sider, what would Jesus 
have me to do ? We must be 
submissive and willing to be 
led. "The meek will He 
guide in judgment and the 
meek will He teach His 
way," Psa. 25:9. Seek His 
guidance in even little de- 
! tails. 

I Let us follow our Guide 
'closely through our journey 
[of life then we will not step 
I aside. He knows the way, 
"Howbeit when He, the 
Spirit of truth is come ; He 
will guide you into all truth: 
for He shall not speak of 
Himself; but whatsoever He 
shall hear, that shall he 
speak ; and He will shew you 
things to come," Jno. 16:13. 
Do we have confidence in 
our Guide so that we will 
entrust our lives to His 
leadings? 

My Guide 

The open door of another year 

I've entered by grace divine; 
No ills I fear and no foes I dread, 

For a wonderful guide is mine. 
Through joy or chastening though 
He lead, 

In tears though my race be run, 
What'er my lot, this my prayer 
shall be, 

"Not mine, but Thy will be done." 



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I walk by faith in my heav'nly 
■ Guide, 

With fearless, unfaltering tread, 
Assured that He, who appoints my 

day, 
' Will daily provide my bread. 
He'll send more grace should afflic- 
tion come, 
And a staff for the pathway 
steep. 
While Q'er me ever by night and 
day 
My Father His watch will keep. 

With perfect trust in His love and 
care, 
I'll walk to my journey's end; 
And day by day He will strength 
renew, 
And peace to my heart will send. 
6 blessed Guide, waking all unseen, 

Yet close to my side alway, 
Do Tliou, who guidest my steps 
aright, 
Lead on to eternal day! 

Poem by Gertrude R. Dugan. 
Dallas Center, Iowa. 



INFINITE POWER OF 
GOD 



James Blackwell 



As we look into the great 
arch of the sky, the firma- 
ment God called the heavens, 
we behold the great multi- 
tude in number, called the 
stars of Heaven. Here we 
see God's power in measure- 
ment: as far as the east is 
from the west, the north is 
from the south, and the 
height is from the depth. God 



is the only one who has the 
measurement of this great 
space. God's work furnishes 
substantial evidence of the 
truth of God's Word. 

Mr. Stromberg found por- 
tions of large fish along the 
Smoky Hill river here in 
Cove county. A friend and 
I, while walking over a ledge 
of rock, not far from Our 
home town, discovered a 
fish five feet in length which 
had gone to rock formation. 
We have the upper portion 
of a buffalo head that we 
dug up eight feet below the 
surface of the ground. These 
findings are very interest- 
ing to me at least, because 
they are the placement of 
God. 

In any direction one de- 
sires to look, they can see 
God demonstrating His un- 
limited power: the continu- 
ing of the day and night, the 
changing of the seasons and 
His continual work of crea- 
tion and replenishing; my 
how perfect is all this done. 

Every form that God has 
in placement, He has fur- 
nished to go with that form 
a ruling system. Those 
forms that comprise the 
solar system : sun, moon and 
stars. Every bodily form of 
the human family, all beasts 
of the field and fish of the 



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sea; Qpd furnished a ruling 
system that accompanied 
each one. 

A portion of my earliest 
memory I have on record, is 
that my good father and 
mother especially instructed 
seven boys and six girls, 
these most endearing words, 
to always show our never 
failing love for God, by 
keeping His commandments. 
Thereby sharing that etern- 
ity where there shall be no 
second death. God being my 
only worthwhile witness 
that I am guilty of some 
minor offenses against His 
most sacred and Holy Word. 
I feel as though David could 
not have been more repen- 
tive than I, when God told 
him thou hast killed Uriah. 

When I was but a boy I 
would go out in a solitary 
place, where I knew that 
only God and I heard the 
words of my prayer, for I 
felt the need so much of 
prayer to God. This proves 
one's convictions as being 
imperfect. Spirituality, 
prayer in the true sense, 
conceals this debt of sin. 
When we carefully compare 
this, so vast a difference, to 
that of what our beloved 
Savior endured. ^Vliat obed- 
ience of giving is life and the 
agony He endured before 



death,: in order that this sin 
could be removed, Oh what 
love beyond measurement. 

I have heard two sermons 
from our brethren relating 
to.2.Thess. 2:3, "Let no man 
deceive you by any means: 
for that day shall not come, 
except there come a falling 
away first, and that man of 
sin be revealed, the son of 
perdition." Also in refer- 
ence to 1 Tim. 4:1, ''Now the 
spirit speaketh expressly, 
that in the latter times some 
shall depart from the faith, 
giving heed to seducing 
spirits, and doctrines of 
devils." That we as a people 
are assisting the fulfillment 
of this prophecy, is very 
plain. Let us each one, 
carefully examine his spirit- 
ual rating as to how it cor- 
responds with God's Word. 

If I have the correct un- 
derstanding of this falling 
away, it is those who are 
representative of God 
through Jesus Christ, His 
beloved Son. There is plenty 
of evidence that this proph- 
ecy is now in its fulfillment. 
Let us keep in mind John 
5:39, "Search the scriptures; 
for in them ye think ye have 
ternal life: and they are 
they which testify of me." 
Many are closely watxjhing 
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If 



God has told us in His most 
sacred, book, that our re- 
sponsibility is so much 
greater than tnat of tho^e 
who do not profess to serve 
Him. The man who was 
journeying from Jerusalem 
to Jericho, wiio feU among 
thieves. Here the ones whom 
God relied on, to do His 
work of mercy and humility, 
passed over and actually 
aided satan in his work. 

The reason we never tire 
reading the Word of God 
and listening to it spoken of 
is, because it is full of all 
truth coming from our 
Divine Maker, whence Com- 
eth nothing but good. As I 
said, we were taught early 
in life to always snow our 
never failing love for God by 
keeping His commandments. 

During my life one of the 
greatest difficulties that 
came to my mind is, why any 
individual of God's own 
make, would say in their 
heart "there is no God." I 
have become acquainted 
with some of these unlearn- 
ed and they form a sad por- 
tion of my remembrance. 
^ I was asked by one of 
these agents of satan, to 
prove to him why I was so 
positive there is a God. I 
answered I will first begin 
with you, while God has 



given you a composition of 
knowledge. He has also fur- 
nished to go with it a sense 
of reasoning, if it was not 
for this, understanding 
would have no room in the 
human mind. 

All of God's making, and 
in fact all making belongs to 
God, for his wisdom and 
power certainly has no 
boundary lines. Our frailty 
of body and mind is only a 
dot in that great expanse of 
knowledge and power which 
is known only to God. I 
asked this poor soul what if 
God made the head without 
the eyes, the hands without 
the fingers and consider all 
else which has been so won- 
derfully placed in order by 
a loving. Divine Father. 

When I meet those poor 
souls, who know not of God's 
grace, my love seems to go 
out for them. I use more 
force than common in my 
prayers for them, pleading 
to God that they may be en- 
lightened and may not leave 
this life in such a sinful con- 
dition. Quinter, Kans. 




LITITZ, PA. 



On Sunday, Aug. 31st Elder Mai- 



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vin Roesch came here to conduct a 
series of meetings. He preached 18 
spirit filled sermons, and did not 
slmn to declare the word of God. 

We were glad to have Sister 
Roesch with us those two weeks. 
Also Sister Dorothy Beery from 
Ohio; Sister Ella Ecker and Sister 
Sourwein and family from Mary- 
land; and the brethren and sisters 
from the adjoining congregation, 
for helping to support our meetings. 
We invite them all to come back 
again. 

On Oct. 19th we held our Love- 
feast with these ministers present 
throughout the day: Elders Ray 
Shank, Joseph Myers, David Ebling, 
Ministers: Henry Kegerries, Paul 
Weaver, and Daniel Marks. In the 
evening 60 surrounded the Lord's 
table with Elder Ray Shank officia- 
ting. 

On Nov. 22nd we had our fall 
council meeting. The meeting was 
opened by singing hymn 237, our 
Eider A. J. Fahnestock conducted 
the opening, Bro. A. G. Fahnestock] 
was re-elected trustee for three! 
years. Bro. Leverne Keeney was! 
elected auditor for 2 years. Sister I 
Mabel Wells, chorister for one year.! 
It was decided to have singing and 
Bible study evei-y two weeks on 
Sunday evening, starting the first 
Sunday in April through Novem- 
ber, with Bro. A. G. Fahnestock, 
leader. It was decided to have our 
series of meetings the first two 
weeks in November. 

Sunday school officers were 
elected .for one year starting Jan. 
1st. Bro. Marvin Eberly was elect- 
ed Supt.; Bible class, Bro. A. B, 
Keller; Boys' class, Bro. Levern 
Kenney; Girl's class, Bro. Edwin 
Stauffer; Primary, Sister Elsie 



Sberly; Secretary, Bro. Titus Keller. 
Bro. Benjamin Reinhold led in 
prayer. It was dismissed by sing- 
ing "Blest Be The Tie That Binds." 
Susanna B. Johns. 



GOSHEN, IND. 



On Sept, 28th, Goshen church 
held its annual Harvest meeting. 
There were 105 present for Sunday 
school. Bro. Paul Reed frOni 
Carthage, Va., gave the message 
which was also the beginning of 
our series of meetings. Our evan- 
gelistic services were well attended 
and the interest shown was very 
good. Each sermon was filled with 
the spirit and power given him 
from on high, which left the 
audience wishing for more. Through 
his soui-strring messages and the 
prayers of God's people there were 
10 added to the church, 8 by bap- 
tism and 2 on former baptisml 

It was a beautiful day for a 
beautiful service when on .Satur- 
day afternoon, Oct. 11th, we met at 
the river near Dunlap for the bap- 
tismal services. 

In the evening was our lovefeast. 
There were about 90 gathered 
around the Lord's table. Bro. =Eeecl 
officiated. On Sunday mormng. 
worship was followed by breakfa.-st 
and the Sunday school with 11.5 
present. Bro. George Martin had 
charge of the adult class. 

Bro. Reed closed the meetmgs 
with the forenoon sennon so that 
he could begin a week's meeting at 
Midway on Sunday evening. 

We sincerely appreciate Bro. 
Reed being in our midst and pray 
God may use him to His glory in 
many more such spirit filled meet- 
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On Sunday, Nov. 23rd a number Rupp to the deacon's office, after 
from the church met at the home the election they were both duly 
of Bro. and Sister Ben E. Kesler, Jr. irii^talled. 

and after dinner went to Garrett, - We. held our Lovef east service at 
Ind., to visit two sisters, Minnie the close of these meetings, Bro. 
Miller and her sister, Hattie Haldeman officiated, 84 surrounded 
Weaver. These tv/o sisters have the tables. We were very much 
been in a covalesceht home since pleased to have so many brethren 
spring and since they are unable and sisters present during these 
to attend services we sang a num- services from other churches, a car 
ber of songs, had scripture reading load from: the Shrewsbury church 
and prayer with them. j in Pennsylvania, and a car load 

Our sisters have been making from the Bethel, Pa. church, also 
comforts and clothing for needy , some from Ehglewood, Goshen and 
families in this area. Pleasant Ridge churches. 

We can tnily thank God for His' Elders and Ministers present dur- 
many blessing bestowed on us thus ing the services were: Elders: Joe 



far through another year. 

Sister Maurine Carpenter, Cor. 
Shipshewana, Ind. 

WAUSEON, amo 



Robbins, Howard Surbey, Vern Hos- 
tetler: Minor Leatherman; Roy 
Swihart; Harry Gunderman; A..B. 
Miller. Ministers were: Millard 
Haldeman, Paul Weaver, Harley 
Flory, Floyd Swihart, Paul Reed, 
besides our own home ministers. 
On Oct. 12th we started our These services will be long re- 
evangelistic meetings, with Bro. membered by the members of this 
Haldeman of Quinter, Kans., as our] church and others, although no 
speaker. He preached to us each ? visible results were seen, yet we 
evening for two weeks, also on Sun-j feel there were those that were 



days, bringing us good gospel mes- 
sages that should help us all to 
live closer to the Master. Sister 



dearly counting the cost. 

We pray the Lord's blessings 
upon Bro. Haldeman and wife in 



WAYNESBORO, PA. 



Haldeman was also with us, and their future activities in the Lord's 

her presence appreciated very service. 

much. Sarah Roesch, Cor. 

Th€ first Sunday of the meet- 
ings was our Harvest meeting, and 
as a need had been felt for some 
time to have more help in the 
official body, it was decided to hold Bro. Ammon Keller of Lebarion, 
an election for a minister and a Pa., conducted a two week's re- 
deacon. Elders Howard Surbey andjvival meeting, beginning Nov. 2nd, 
Vern Hostetler being present to; and closing Nov. 16th. The ser- 



take care of this work. The re 
suit of the election falling to Bro. 



vices were well attended and in- 
terest very good. Ea,ch message 



Charles Leatherman^ being elected! was filled with inspiration and 
to the ministry, and Bro. Denver B.i truths from the word of God. We 



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feel the church has been strength- 
ened and the convicting power of 
the Holy Spirit was felt. May the 
Lord bless Bro. Keller as he labors 
for the Master in the future. 

Ouv lovefeast was held Nov. 16th. 
A large number of brethren and 
sisters from neighboring congrega- 
tions enjoyed the day with us. The 
elders and ministers present were 
as follows: Elder L. B. Flohr, Ray 
S. Shank, Joshua Rice, James 
Kegerreis, Addison Taylor, Minis- 
ters: Ammon Keller, Bernie Shrin- 
er, Owen Mallow and Earl Strayer. 

We wish to thank all who at- 
tended these services. We extend 
to all a hearty invitation to come 
and worship with us again. Pray 
for the work at this place. 
■Ji^:: Sister Demuth, Cor, 



KANSAS CITY, MO. 



Bro. Ammon Keller of Lebanon, 
Pa., came into our midst to begin 
a two weeks' evangelistic meeting 
Sept. 28th. Bro, Keller preached 
many spirit filled sermons. He 
stressed very much on the fact that | 
"it is later than you think," and 
"the way we leave this life is the 
way we are going to meet judg- 
ment. 

We were exceeding sorrowful! 
when Bro. Keller was called back to! 
his home just a week after hej 
came, owing to the death of his! 
aunt. Bro. Dale Jamison of 
Quinter, Kans., was called and 
consented to come and finish out 
the remainder of the meetings. 

On Saturday, Oct. 11th, we met 
for our Lovefeast service. We were 
glad to have many visiting brethren 
aiid sisters with us. In the evening 
40 members surrounded the Lord's 



table. Elder O. T. Jamison officia- 
ten at this service. Sunday all-day 
services were held, with two ser- 
mons in the forenoon, dinner was 
served in the basement for all. 
Again in the afternon more spirit- 
ual food was brought unto us by 
the ministering brethren. Bro. Dale 
Jamison delivered the closing mes- 
sage on Sunday evening. 

On Monday, being District meet- 
ing of the Third District, which 
was held here, the members met at 
9 o'clock. All business for the dis- 
trict was taken care of in a Chris- 
tian manner, and was finished by 
noon. Dinner was served in the 
basement, and our dear brethren 
and sisters departed for their re- 
spective homes. 

At this time, no souls were add- 
ed unto the church, but the seed 
has been sown, and we feel we 
have been built up spiritually. 

We heartily invite the Brethren 
and sisters to worship and visit 
with us whenever possible. 

Kansas City Dunkard Brethren 
chm'ch held their regular quarterly 
council Dec. 3rd. Meeting was 
opened by singing hymn No. 6S7, 
after which Bro. Jarboe read Phil. 
2, and led in prayer. Our Eider, 
Bro. Harry Andrews took charge of 
the meeting. At, this time Sunday 
school and church officers ' were 
elected for the coming year. 

We selected an evangelist for 
the coming fall meeting which will 
be announced later. 

Meeting closed by singing a hymn 
and prayer by Bro. Hunter. 

We ask an interest in the prayers 
of the Brotherhood that the work 
may go on at this place. 

Bertha Jarboe, Cor. 



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WILSON INFANT 

Rebecca Jo Wilson, 10-day old 
daughter of Woodrow arid Ruth 
Gunderman Wilson, 820 Outer Dr., 
Elkhart, Ind., died Sunday night 
at General hospital, Elkhart, where 
she was born Sept. 18, 1952. 
" Surviving in addition to the 
parents are a brother, Daniel, 4; 
the grandmother, Mrs. Robert Wilr 
son of Marengo, Ind., and Bro. and! 
Sister Harry Gunderman of 
Goshen, Ind., R. 2, and the great 
grandmother, Mrs. Frank Gaff of 
Goshen. 

The funeral was held at the 
home of Bro. and Sister Gunder- 
man on Tuesday afternoon with 
Bro. Roy Swihart in charge. Burial 
was in West Goshen cemetery. 

Jesus has taken a beautiful bud, 
Out of the garden of love; 

Borne it away to the city of God, 
Home of the angels above. 

Full blooming flowers alone will 
not da, 
Some must be young and un- 
grown, 
So the frail buds He is gathering 
; • too, 

Beautiful gems of His throne. 

-Fathers and mothers, weep not — 

or be sad, 
Sxill on the Savior rely; 
You shall behold them again and 

be glad, 
. Beautiful flawers on high. 

Blooming in beauty in heaven they 
are, 
Blooming for you and lor me. 



Follow the Lord, tho' the city be 
far, 
Till our bright blossoms we see. 

Gathering buds, gathering buds. 
Wonderful care will be given, 

Jesus is gathering day after day, 
Buds for the Palace of heaven. 



SISTER ANNIE EYRICH 



Sister Annie Eyrich, of Bethel 
congregation, was born Dec. 26, 
1892, and passed away Nov. 6, 1952, 
at the age of- 58 years, 10 months 
and 10 days. Funeral services were 
hed at the Aumah Funeral home, 
Penn St., in Reading, and burial 
was in the Forest Hills Memorial 
Park, Reading, Pa. 

The text for the sermon was 
taken from Matt. 24:42 and Matt. 
25:13, preached by Elders David 
Ebling and James Kegerreis. At 
some time during her lifetime she 
had selected the hymns to be sung 
at her funeral. They were 540, 
539, 542 and at the graveside, 541. 

Sister Eyrich had suffered very 
much during the course of her life 
and although she was always 
cheerful and patient, we believe she 
was glad to rest. 

She is survived by her husband, 
James Eyrich; two daughters, Mrs. 
James Reed and Mrs. Robert Min- 
nich; one son, Albert Eyrich and 
four grandchildren. 

Sara E. Weaver. 



The finest of all fine arts 
is the art of doing good; and 
yet it is the least cultivated. 
— Talmage. 



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TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 



Paul R. Myers 



Part XIX. Biblical Teach- 
ings at and near Jericho. 
Part H. 

Continuing with Bible 
teachings of Jesus near 
Jericho, turn to Matt. 20: 
29-34. 

Here we have recorded, 
that as Jesus was departing 
from Jericho, as usual, a 
great multitude followed 
him. As He continued on 
His way, two blind men 
were sitting along the way- 
side. They could not see 
Jesus but they inquired what 
the commotion was. Might 
we inquire diligenty into the 
ways and whereabouts of 
Jesus. We should have an 
intimate knowledge of Him. 
Why? because He is our 
very best friend. 

These two men were blind. 
It was a great handicap to 
them, as it is to all who are 
blind. They caried out to 
Jesus, saying, "Have mercy 
on us, Lord, thou son of 
David." Jesus heard. He 
stood still. He understood. 
If we cry out to Him aright. 
He will hear and He will un- 
derstand. He said unto 



them "What will ye that I 
shall do unto you?" They 
said unto Him, "Lord, that 
our eyes might be opened." 

The Word continues, tell- 
ing us that Jesus had com- 
passion on them. He touch- 
ed their eyes and immediate- 
ly their eyes received sight 
and the followed Him. 

What a lesson for us. If 
we are outside of Jesus 
Christ, we are blind to the 
things Eternal. The great 
handicap in this life is to at- 
tempt to live without Jesus 
Christ in our life. About the 
only prayer such a person 
can make and hope to have 
answered is, "Lord, be mer- 
ciful to me a sinner." In 
other words, cry out as did 
the blind men. Jesus will 
hear and He will answer. 

he answer is, 
me all ye that 
laden and I will give you 
rest. 

The blind men's desire 
was, that their eyes might 
be opened. Jesus opened 
them. Might our prayers be 
that our eyes might be open- 
ed to the wiles of satan, to 
the enticements of this 
world and to the things that 
might rob us of our crown. 
He will open our eyes to 
these things. He will help 
us. He will give us knowl- 



"Come unto 
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ege and understanding, but hair from our head, 
we must ask for it. Among the many that 

Had not the blind men comprised the throng fol- 
asked, I doubt if tJiey had lowing Jesus, He gave spec- 
received. Jesus himself ial recognition to Zacchaeus, 
taught, "Ask and ye shall in the tree. Why? Because 
receive." Zacchaeus was looking for 

We have another Bible Jesus. Jesus said unto him, 
character whose home was j "Zacchaeus, make haste and 
near, prossibly in Jericho. | come down; for today I 
His name is Zacchaeus. He must abide at thy house." 
was a tax collector. HeAvasI Zacchaeus made haste and 
a Jew, with men under him,! came down. This was a big 
in the matter of collecting I event in his life. He was 
taxes. The Word says he | about to entertain the 
was rich. | Christ. He was joyful to re- 

It also says that he was jCeive Jesus. We should cer- 
small in stature. In a crowdltainly be filled with joy, 
he could hardly be seen, or when we let Jesus come into 
see anyone who mignt passj our heart and our life, 
by. Such was the setting fori Apparently, the people did 
the lesson recorded in Luke not think too highly of Zac- 
19:1-10. ^ jchaeus. They murmured 

As Jesus was making His; and said that Jesus was 
way about Jericho, little | gone to be the guest of a 
Zachaeus wanted to see this sinner. 
Jesus. Because of his small 
stature, the Word says, he 
ran ahead of the crowd and 
climbed up in a sycamore 
tree. How desirous Zac- 
chaeus was to see Jesus was 
proven by the effort put 
forth to see Him. 

As the Master approached 
the place He noticed Zac- 
chaeus. How interesting to 
know each were interested 
in the other. Jesus notices 



How true the saying. He 
wants to be the guest of 
sinners. He, Himself said, 
"He came not to call the 
righteous but sinners to re- 
pentance." 

Upon Zacchaeus' appear- 
ance before Jesus, he pro- 
ceeded to confess to Him 
and repent. That is exact- 
ly what each sinner must do, 
before he can become a 
christian. 



us, even the falling of one After this little heart talk 



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to Jesus, Jesus told Zac- 
chaeus, "This day is salva- 
tion come to this hous." He 
also told him why, "For the 
Son of man is come to seek 
and to save that which was 
lost" 

Zacchaeus was lost. Jesus 
was seeking. Zacchaeus 
was willing to do his part, 
therefore he received salva- 
tion. Might the lost seek 
Jesus today. If they do, 
they shall surely find. 

Zacchaeus climbed up in a 
sycamore tree. There are 
many sycamores in and 
around Jericho today, just 
as in Christ's time. 

Much more could be writ- 
ten regarding Jericho. The 
next chapter wil be regard- 
ing the Dead Sea. 

(To be continued.) 

Box 117, Greentown, 0. 



On this matter John Wesley 
says: 

"A secret, unobserved re- 
ligion cannot be the religion 
of Jesus Christ. Whatever 
religion can be concealed is 
I not Christianity. If a Chris- 
tian could be hid, he could 
:not be compared to a city 
'set upon a hill; to the light 
'of the world; to the sun 
shining from heaven and 
seen by all the world below, 
I Never, therefore, let it enter 
the heart of him whom God 
hath renewed in the spirit of 
:his mind to hide that light, to 
■keep his religion to himself, 
especially considering it is 
not only impossible to con- 
ceal true Christianity, bwt 
likewise absolutely contrary 
to the design of the gi'eat 
Author of it. 

Sel. bv Ruth Wilson. 



A MISSIONARY 
RELIGION 

It is not difficult to dis- 
cover in the life and teach- 
ings of Jesus a sturdy mis- 
sionary spirit. He came "to 
seek and to save that which 
was lost," and we cannot 
succeed in getting veiy near 
to the heart of our Savior 
without sharing the weight 
of this passion of rescue. 



Unbelief says, "How can 
such and such things be?" It 
is full of "hows"; but faith 
has one great answer to the 
ten thousand "hows," arid 
that answer is— God ! 

The real secret of an un- 
satisfied life lies too often 
in an unsurrendeied will. ? . 

God does not measure 
what we bring to Him. He 
weighs it. 



Vol. XXXI 



January 15, 1953 



No. 2 



"For th€ faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 



OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and 
Scriptural in practice. 



OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
the world and preach the gospel. 



OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. -- 



SIN 



"But every man is tempt- 
ed, when he is drawn aw^ay 
of his own lust, and enticed. 
Then when lust hath con- 
ceived, it bringeth forth sin ; 
and sin, v/hen it is finished, 
bringeth forth death," Jas. 
1:14-15. 

Sin may be readily noticed 
in others, but in this discus- 
sion we w^ould like each read- 
er to meditate seriously 
"What will sin do in my life." 
Without question we should 
be more able to recognize sin 
and avoid it, in our own lives 
than in that of others. 

Sin is a transgression of 
the law of God. We definite- 
ly are held accountable for 
our sins w^hen we know bet- 
ter, whether they come from 
committing an act or from 
failing to do what we know 
is right. "Therefore to him 
that knoweth to do good, and 
doeth it not, to him it is sin." 



jJas. 4:17. If we have oppor- 
jtunity to know and under- 
I stand, scriptural right from 
i wrong and do not make use 
jof that opportunity, we are 
Ijust as guilty as though we 
iknew God's will. 
I Gur text tells us that we 
I are drawn away of our own 
I lust. While we are in carnal 
flesh, lust and temptations 
I will come, however if we 
[allow ourselves to be drawn 
avv'ay by them then it be- 
comes sin unto us. Sin is en- 
ticing and the deeper we 
allow ourselves to be over- 
come by it, the greater 
pleasure w^e will have in sin. 
We have a watchman, our 
conscience, which if w^e have 
unrestrainedly allowed God^s 
¥/ord to train, will warn us 
of sin and urge us away 
from sin. However, if we 
disobey our better judge- 
ment and allow^ sin to get 
hold of us, our conscience 
can easily be seared, and we 



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will no longer recognize sin 
in temptations and problems 
which face us. 

"This I say therefore, and 
testify in the Lord, that ye 
henceforth walk not as other 
Gentiles walk, in the vanity 
of their mind, having the 
understanding darkened, be- 
ing alienated from the life 
of God through the ignor- 
ance that is in them, because 
of the blindness of their 
heart," Eph. 4:17-18. Sin 
leads us into darkness and 
away from the light of the 
glorious Gospel of Christ. 
Sin flourishes in ignorance 
and dai'kness, both natural 
and spiritual. 

'That at that time ye were 
without Christ, being aliens 
from the commonwealth of 
Israel, and strangers from 
the covenants of promise, 
having no hope, and without 
God in the world: but now in 
in Christ Jesus ye who some- 
times were far off are made 
nigh by the blood of Christ," 
Eph. 2:12-13. Sin keeps us 
away from doing Christ's 
teachings, alienates us from 
God and the freedom, joy 
and • happiness connected 
with Godliness. Sad and 
dangerous is the thought 
that sin holds out no hope 
for the present or future but 



only death and eternal pun- 
ishment. 

! We have that blessed as- 
surance that even if we have 
been separated from God be- 
cause of sin, small or great, 
we can be reconciled through 
our Lord and Savior, Jesus 
! Christ. "All things are of 
:God, who hath reconciled us 
to himself by Jesus Christ, 
land hath given to us the 
'ministry of reconciliation," 
1 2 Cor. 5:18. 

I "But if we walk in the 

i light, as he is in the light, we 

I have fellowship one with an- 

I other, and the blood of Jesus 

Christ his Son cleanseth us 

jfrom all sin," 1 Jno. 1:7. 

Unless we accept the light 

of Christ: by confessing our 

sins, washing them away in 

the baptismal waters and 

trying with the best of our 

ability to serve Him, we have 

no promise of reconciliatioji 

unto God. His Word, the 

Holy Bible, is our light and 

should be our way of life. 

"But he that lacketh these 
things is blind, and cannot 
see afar off, and hath for- 
gotten that he was purged 
from his old sins," 2 Pet. 1:9. 
This tells us why we need 
all the fruits of the Spirit, 
that we may be able to walk 
in the light of His glorious 
gospel and not grope about 



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in darkness of uncertainty. 
The gospelis our light to 
lighten our way continually. 
"Know ye not, that to 
whom ye yield yourselves 
servants to obey, his serv- 
ants ye are to whom ye obey ; 
whether of sin unto death, 
or of obedience unto right- 
eousness?" Rom, 6:16. Thej 
new year is before us, who is! 
going to guide our disposi-j 
tion of them ? Are we going 
to find everlasting joy in 
directing all our talents to- 
ward strict obedience unto 
His Holy directions? ? 

THE CHRISTIAN 
VOYAGE 



A. G. Fahnestock 

Christ^s disciples have 
seen many miracles perfonn- 
ed and with all this Christ 
knew that there was some- 
thing very important lack- 
ing to safely make their 
christian voyage, and he 
tried to supply that need. It 
was that of a lack of faith. 
In Mark 4:31-32, He tells 
them in a parable what the 
kingdom of God was like, 
namely "It is like a grain of 
mustard seed that was sown 
in the earth, which is less 
than all seeds that is in the 



earth, but when it is sown, it 
groweth up and becomes 
greater than all herbs." 
After Christ had the dis- 
ciples alone he expounded 
this parable to them so that 
they may understand and 
become established. Please 
bear in mind that Chi'lst 
said "the kingdom of God is 
within you" (his followers) 
and although the beginning 
is sm.all, it groweth and be- 
comes greater than all herbs. 
Has this been our experi- 
ence? If not, why not? I 
believe this lesson was given 
to his disciples because of 
the voyage that was ahead 
of them. Had they thorough- 
ly learned the lesson and 
established themselves in 
faith believing, they would 
not have had the bitter and 
unpleasant experience which 
is recorded in the next few 
verses, namely the 35-41. 

Is it not a fact that many 
people have had bitter ex- 
periences because of unbe- 
lief? Think of the children 
of Israel going through the 
wilderness toward the prom- 
ised land, yes it was a wil- 
derness in more than one 
sense of the word. 

In verse 35, Christ says, 
Let us pass over unto the 
other side;" this was going 
away from the large multi- 



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tude, of which there were from within. 
some who would ignore, I Paul says, "I know^ that 
some who would reject and 'after my departure there 
others who would find fault | shall grievous wolves enter 
with his teaching. On one 'in among you, not sparing 
occasion Christ said, they j the flock. Also, of your own 
follow for the loaves and selves shall men arise 
fishes. Paul said. Come out! speaking perverse things to 
from among them and be ye | draw disciples after them." 
a separate people, 2 Cor.! God's word says "they that 
6:17. I will live in Christ Jesus must 

I feel sure that Christ suffer persecution." Are 
knew what was coming to we prepared for it? Shall 
pass on this voyage and how I we stand firm? Have we 
much the disciples needed j put on the whole armor of 
him, and therefore he v7ent:God? 

with them on their journey. Christ Says, "It must need 
Praise God, Christ's promise; be that offences come; but 
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5 



the offence cometh," Matt. 
18:7. The worst part of the 
disciples journey you will 
find in the 38th verse, the 
fears of unbelief. "Carest 
thou not that we perish." 
Although Jesus was with 
them, they were beset with 
doubt and unbelief. Were 
they not belittling the 
Master in thus doing? Are 
they the only ones that have 
done this? Christ said to 
his disciples, ''How is it that 
ye have no faith?" 

Might we claim to have 
walked with the Lord y so 
many years and are still be- 
set, paralized or crushed 
with unbelief? Through 
their cries they have publicly 
exposed their unbelief, upon 
which Christ once more re- 
vealed to them the power of 
his word, when he rebuked 
the wind and said unto the 
sea, "Peace be still," after 
v/hich there was a great 
calm. This calm, I am sure 
was not only the controlling 
of the storm and the stilling 
and lowering of the waves, 
but I am inclined to think 
that there was a calm v/hich 
should have been of far more 
value, this calm to be found 
in the hearts of the disciples 
with unbelief removed. 
What effect do the storms of 
life have upon us today? 



Have we found the power of 
His v/ord to adjust and 
calm things down? Al- 
though there v/as a lack of 
faith in these disciples, we 
must give them credit for 
remaining in the ship with 
the Christ. 

What would have happen- 
ed if they would not have 
taken Christ with them? 
.What happens with men, 
I women, boys and girls today 
I who do not take the Christ 
jwith them during these 
I perilous times? The ques- 
tion is yours. 

R. 3, Lititz, Pa. 

THREE PROPOSITIONS 

Wm. Root 



Part Two 

I Second Proposition— We 
I are justified by both "faith" 
'and "works" in God's grace. 
I First faith, "For hj grace 
I are ye saved through faith; 
and that not of yourselves: 
it is the gift of God," Eph. 
2:8. 

This shows that salvation 
or justification of grace is 
through faith. 

"Not of works, lest any 
man should boast," Eph. 
2:9. There is no plan origin- 
ated of man or by man 



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which can save. There is confession and v;ater bap- 
no salvation aside from the tism. Works of God to be 
plan of God in offering his carried out, in order that 
Son on the cross, (His sacri- you and I may have the 
ficiai death) as an atone- 1 blood of Christ applied to 



our sins, through obedience 
to his holy word. 

''Faith,'* which justifies, 
Heb. 11:6, "But without 
it is impossible to 



ment for mankind by shed- 
ding His blood. 

Neither can the blood of 
bulls and goats save us un- 
der grace. Heb. 9:12-14, 

"Neither by the blood of j^lease him : f or he that com- 
goats and calves, but by hiseth to God must believe that 
own blood he entered in! he is, and that he is a re- 
once into the holy place, | warder of them that dili- 
having obtained eternal i'e-| gently seek him." 
deption for us. For if the What is faith? Paul 
blood of bulls and of goats, answers for us, Heb. 11:1, 
and the ashes of an heifer "Now faith is the substance 
sprinkling the unclean, of things hoped for, the evi- 
sanctifieth to the purifying jdence of things not seen." In 
of the flesh. How much 'other words it is things we 
more shall the blood of | desire or hope for, that 
Christ, who through the i which we cannot see with 
eternal Spirit offered him- j the natural eye, but can see 
self without spot to God, | with a Spiritual vision, 
purge your conscience fromj Mr. Webster in his first 
dead works to serve the 'definition of faith says it is, 
living God?" This scripture "The assent of the mind to 
plainly shews us that we the truth of what is de- 
can no longer be saved by 'dared by another." We q;o 

is "The 
to the 



the atonement under the 
law, "Not by works lest any 
man should boast." 
But my dear friends this 



farther and say it 
assent of the mind 
supernatural origin of the 
Bible, and to all the truth. 



has no reference to the as therein revealed." Faith 
works of God in the plan of | farther, means to take God 
redemption or conditions of at his word and to trust and 



salvation which he has laid 
down for us to follow; 
through faith, repentance, 



obey him by humble obedi- 
ence to all that is command- 
ed in his word, prompted by 



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the Holy Spirit. I Romans. Rom. 3 :20-31, 

God has declared by the! "Therefore by the deeds of 
mouth of his prophet, that the law there shall no flesh 
man is justified by faith, be justified in his sight: for 
also Paul says the same, j by the law is the knov/ledge 
But the writer James has of sin. But now the right- 
said that we are also justi-|eousnes3 of God without the 
fied by works. Yet again inlaw is manifested, being wit^ 
part one we shewed you by-jnessed by the law and the 
the word of God that we are prophets. Even the right- 
justified by grace. jeousness of God which is by 
Shall we say that grace I faith of Jesus Christ unto 
alone justifies or saves? Gr all and upon all them that 
that faith alone? Or that -believe: for there is no dif- 
works alone? Or shall we;ference: For all have sinned 
say all three justifies and land come short of the glory 
and saves? We say the; of God; Being justified free- 
Bible is true and it takes all ly by his grace through the 
three to justify and save U'edemption that is in Christ 
from sin. I Jesus: Whom God hath set 
Justification by faith, Heb.; forth to be a propitiation 
2:4, "Behold, his soul which I through faith in his blood, 
is lifted up is not upright in: to declare his righteousness 
hini: but the just shall live for the remission of sins 
by his faith." Rom. 5:1,! that are past, through the 
"Therefore being justified i forbearance of God; To de- 
by faith, we have peace withjclare, I say, at this time his 
God through our Lord Jesus; righteousness: that he might 
Christ. Paul says again, 'be just, and the justifier of 
Gal. 3:24, ""Wherefore the him which believeth in Jesus, 
law was our schoolmaster to I Where is boasting then? 



bring us unto Christ, that [It is excluded, hy what law? 
we might be justified by! of works? Nay: but by the 
faith." This helps us to 'law of faith. Therefore w^e 
understand Eph. 2:8-9, that! conclude that a man is justi- 
we are saved by grace; fied by faith without the 
through faith, "not of works; deeds of the law." 
lest any man should boast."! We have brought enough 
It is clear when we under- scriptures to prove that 
stand Paul's letter to the faith has a part in our justi- 



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fication or salvation in he asks a question to prove 
grace. There are many his question on faith and 
more, of which v/e will tryiv/orks. V. 15, "If a brother 
to notice in our conclusion ' or sister be naked, and desti- 
of this great subject. We j tute of daily food, and one of 
have said that we are justi-you say unto them, Depart 
fled by our works in grace: in peace, be ye warmed and 
v/hich are God's good works ! filled ; nothwithstanding ye 
in the plan of salvation. We | give them not those things 
shall let the holy scriptures i which are needful to the 
settle the matter or prove! body; what doth it profit?" 
our proposition. I Who could say such a pro- 

The apostle James, who needing could profit the 



wrote with divine inspira- 
tion goes into detail in his 



destitute? Not one of us 
would even consider them to 



account of faith and v/orks. f^^"^^ i^^lief. If men can un- 
We dare not doubt his word, h'^erstand such an example, 
regardless of the teaching of : why can they not understand 
men. '^^-^ following instruction, 

T o 1/i o^ '<A ^4. AT .'the truth about salvation bv 
Jas. Z:i4-^o, Alter tiiat;f^j|-|^ ^.^^^ ^^.^^^l^g? ''Even so 
the apostle had given a f^|.| -f -. ^^^y^ ^^.^ ,^.^^,^ 
iesson on tile ooiigation to |g ^g^^^l^g-^^^^ ^^^^^,, y 
law, he begins in the 14th|f,,|g^,^g ^1^^^ -^^ the words 
verse a chscom-se on faith j^f j^^^g i^^ ^^^ ^^,^.^. 
and works \\'hat doth it i ^g j^.^^],, weight as the words 
profit, my brethren, though j^f ^he apostle Paul?- If not, 
a man say he hath laitn and|,,.|,,- -^.^t? Are Paul's words 
have not works? can faith | j^spi,.^,! ...j^H^ th^ words of 
save him? iliis is a ques-jj^^^.^s are not? We say all 
tion to oe answered. It hasi^^.^ inspired 
a part in our proposition ^Paul W^, "Saved by 
under consiaeration. Can through faith, not of 

faith without works save us. ,,.orks," which is true, being 
Hear Jameson ihis question. ^.^ j^^ly understood. Like- 
Does he know? L,^,|ge j^j^^g g^yg, "faith 
In the 15th and 16th verses j without works is dead, being 
he uses an example of one alone," which is also true 
spiritual relationship to a when we search the scrip- 
brother or sister in poverty, 'tures to know what the truth 



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9 



"For as the body without 
the spirit is dead, so faith 
without works is dead also." 
Great Bend, Kans. 
(To be continued.) 



TIME AND THE WAY WE 
, USE IT 



Ruth M. Snyder 



is concerning "works" or the 
kind of works which are re- 
fered to. "Ye, a man may 
say, Thou hast faith, and I 
have works: shew me thy 
faith without thy works, 
and I will shew thee my f aith 
by my works," 

Someone will still say 
works have no part in mean's 
salvation. This was James' 
question, "can faith save 
him," without works? Tim.e has existed for a 

The apostle then shows long time; from the begin- 
that devils believe andl/iing spoken of in Gen. 1:1; 
tremble. "Thou believest^and will exist until the end 
that there is one God; thou 'when He comes to reward 
doest well: the devils also be-: every ^^^ according as his 
lieve and tremble," work shall be, Rev. 22:20. 

But wilt thou know, vain The length of this period, we 
man, that faith without call time, we do not know, 
works is dead? | There has been much dis- 

Was not Abraham ourlcussion and disagreement, 
father justified by works,; But the theory of the 
. when he had offered Isaac j average Bible student is that 
his son upon the altar? Seestjit is a period of perhaps six 
"thou how faith wrought | or seven thousand years, 
with his works, and by works | That is a long time ; hard for 
was faith made perfect ? I the average person to under- 
And the scripture was ful-j stand. But that does not 
filled which saith, Abraham concern us. We cannoc 
believed God, and it was im-! change the years that have 
puted unto him for right- 1 been before us. Neither will 
eousness: and he was called the time that comes after us 
the Friend of God. jhave anything to do with us. 

Ye see then how that by i When this life of action is 
works a man is justified, and , over, our destiny will be 
not by faith only. (Here it, sealed, whether it be good or 
is), we have proven our | bad. 
second proposition. ^ ' A person's life, though it 



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has been long as we think ready to spend eternity we 
of it in terms of years, is a surely are, whether it is an 
very short span compared to eternity of joy, peace, safety, 
time as we know it. "As for and bliss, or an eternity of 
man, his days are as grass: If ire and brimstone where 
as a flower of the. field so he j the occupants mourn, groan, 
flourisheth. For the wind 'and gnash their teeth. The 
passeth over it, and it is'preparation we make will de- 
gone; and the place thereof termine which place we will 
shall know it no more," Psa. i occupy. Then let us give 
103:15-16. "For all flesh is j careful heed as to how" we 
as grass, and all the glory of .spend our time, 
man as the flowers of grass. I "Whether therefore ye 
The grass mthereth, and the l^,^t or drink or whatsoever 
flowers thereat falleth|^,g ^ ^^ ^H ^^ the glory of 
away," 1 Pet. 1:24. ^herenQ^^. 1 C^,, l^.gl ^y^^^^^ 
as ye know not what shall j,^,^ ^^^ so hurriedly that we 
beonthemon-ow. For what ^^^ ^^^ 1,^^^^ time to thank 
is your life .^ ^^ ^^ .f ^ ^1 our creator for our food, do 
vapor that appeareth lor a|^^g ^^^ to the glory of God? 
little time,^ aiid then vanish- i^j.^^^ .^^ ^^ ^.^^ ^^^^ f^j^.jiy 
eth away, Jas. 4:14. worship, or have time to 

We understand from these} ^..^ ^.^ n^i^^ and 

references that the fewl^ ^^i^g out time to the 
years that we live m thisj f f Q^d? When we 
world are compared to the|f^jj ^^ assemble ourselves in 

grass that sprmgetn up andi^^orship, and seek worldly 
is soon cut down, and is! ig^g^^.^ -j^g^g^^^^ ^g ^ur time 



passed away; and, too, as a 
vapor that lasteth for only 
a little while, then soon 
clears away and is forgotten. 
When we realize that our 
life is so short then it be- 
hooves us to study how toj^f^^^r^ "Jhe glorroFOod? 
use it to the best advantage. 
First Avhy do we have this 
time here? Is it not for the 
purpose of getting ready to 



spent to the glory of God? 
When we listen to worldly 
radio programs, read trashy 
books, the funnies, etc., in- 
stead of studying the word 
of God are we spending our 



If w^e are concerned about 
our ov/n soul's salvation, and 
have a burden for our fellow- 



spend eternity? For getting men I am sure that we can 



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and will find many ways to 
learn and teach God's word. 
We will be striving to enter 
in and using our hands, feet, 
and faculties to gather the 
lost into the fold of Christ. 
Furthermore we will receive 
a pleasure from doing God's 
service that no pleasure of 
the world can afford. 

Time is the stuff life is 
made of. Then let us not 
waste it. God has given us 
a little of it in this world to 
use for a useful purpose. It 
is short; even as a vapor as 
compared with time as God 
has made it. It cannot be 
compared to eternity which 
is out of the grasp of the 
human mind. Seeing then 
that this life, as a vapor, is 
so short and insignificant 
let us use it v/isely, con- 
structively, and Godly. The 
world is white to harvest, 
but the laborers are few. 
My prayer is that the Lord 
Will strengthen those labor- 
ers and send more laborers, 
who will ever be on the alert 
to do good in the service of 
our Master, v/ho has done 
so much in giving us an 
opportunity t o inherit 
heaven and be heirs and 
joint-heirs with Christ. Rom. 
8:17. 



CRY OUT 



Lester Bittinger 



R. 2, Oakland, Md. 



"In those days came John, 
the Baptist preaching in the 
wilderness of Judea. And 
saying, repent ye : for the 
kingdom of heaven is at 
hand," Matt. 3:1-2. 

Is the preaching strong 
enough in this present age? 
I Are we saying as firmly as 
I John, repent for the king- 
jdom of heaven is at hand? 
jAre our people believing as 
ithey should? Can we press 
ithis in to the mind of our 
ifellowman? 

Are we as Cain who was 
^of that wicked one and slew 
I his brother. Do we too 
\ often say in our hearts as 
i Cain, am I my brothers's 
keeper? 

Gen. 4:10, "And he said, 
what hast thou done? the 
voice of thy brother's blood 
crieth unto m^e from the 
ground." Is our brother's 
blood going to cry against us 
for not warning them? Or 
leaving out some of the com- 
mandments or doing some- 
thing evil against them. 
Whatever we do, let us do all 
to the glory of God, the 
Father. Speak boldly to our 
fellowmen that our souls 



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may be guiltless in the day express our appreciation, to each 
of Christ. "God so loved the ^""^ every one who has aided in 
, , /; , -, . , any way the work of the Bible 

world tnat ne gave niS only Monitor and all angles connected 
begotten Son, that whoso- vnth it, during the past year. We 
ever beiieveth in him should thank each one for your encourage- 
not perish, but have ever- , ^^ents and kind remembrances. We 

IflC'tiriP* lifp " \^^ ^^"°^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ even advisable 

" . ,, ^^ , * 1 1 , i to write each one of you, so we use 

All tne carols V^e near at ^j^ggg j^^ ^^^.^g ^^ sincerely thank 

this season, are they real -you aii. 

praise to God or do many! we particularlly feel a deep con- 
not even believe that the'cem for: Each and every one who 
Saviour has come to seek and 'has contributed material, perhaps 

to save that which was lost. I ^^^"^- °^ '^ ^'^^ "°* ^^^^ used for 

. ., TT ,f i one reason or another, may each of 

Are they like the ^ woman ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^.^ ^^^,^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ 

which came to Jacobs well, i contribute more; We thank each 
would she not have filled ! correspondent for your efforts to 
her pot with the water from gather subscriptions, report news 

wells that perish with theif^^^ ,^^fP ^i^f.f'-'f "^'f'*' Z^ 

J y. 1. -L^ ,' thank the Editorial Staff and the 

using. ^ Jesus spOKe to ner p^|^j. j^^+^^^j^ Board for your advice, 

of the living water. She be- instructions and help; and we thank 
lieved His words and left each one v/ho has given criticism, 
her water pot and went her|a<^vice and encouragements from 

way. When we hear theh^"^^ *° ^^^^• 

word, believe it and leave ^ow we urge each one of you to 

the world behind, the woman !f."^*^f"^ t° 7"^^ I^*^ "f ^.^^ ^o^- 
at Jacob's well left us an ex- 
ample when we hear the 

word we should leave the we urge a greater increase in the 
world behind and follow; New Year, why, the need of 

Christ, for the kingdom of j ^^"^f ^^^ ^h^'^^^i^i^ teaching is 
heaven is at hand. 

Grantsville, Md. 



tribute greater effort during this 
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SINCERE APPRECIATION 



great, the power of satan through 
unbelief, immorality, false teach- 
ing and just plain unconcern is 
very great; but God is still on the 
Throne. Through the guidance of 
the Holy Spirit, may each of us 
work together for an increase of 
holiness in ourselves and others. 
Thanking each one of you and 
may God bless you. 



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ELDORADO, OHIO 



K. Hostetler. To this union six 
children were born, all of whom 
The Edorado congregation met in f'^^^^^' ^ A. P McGuire Lucille 
council meeting Saturday after- faulis, Somerset Pa; Pearl Saylor, 
D 6th Hvmn No 201 was R'Ockwood, Pa. ; Edmund McGuire, 

^mg'andBro. Herbert Patker read - ^^^t^J^f ""• .. ''^"^^hTv ^t"?/'"' 
Phil 4 and led in prayer. |Markleton Pa.;.tna:^eh^,pmdlps- 

burger, Holsopple, Pa 



Business was taken care of in a 



children he leaves to rhourn 



Besides ,|iis 
)urn his de- 



Christian manner. We elected; ^ , . ., . , <,'.;' 

parture his widow; a foster 'fion, 

-VectTd elder! I^a^'iel Hersch, Uniontown, Pa.: i6 



Herbert Parker was re 

for another year. Bro. Elmer Plant 

led in closing prayer. 

In Sept. 27th and 28th we held 
our lovefeast with about §0 sur- 
rounding the Lord's table. We had 
with us Bro. and Sister Replogle 
from Illinois and Bro. Emanuel 



grandchildren; 8 great grandchil- 
dren, and many other relatives and 
friends. A brother died in infancy. 
At the age of 17 years he united 
vnth the Church of The Brethren at 
j Sculton, Pa., where he was active 
i as Sunday ^school teacher,' superin- 



_ , , tendent, and chorister for^^ a, num- 
Koones and Bro. and Sister PauL ^^^ ^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ organiza- 
Myers from Indiana. Bro. Replogle; ^^Q^^ ^ J ^^^ Dunkard Brethren 
officiated at the lovefeast. Alsoi^^^^.^^ 3^,^ McGuire renewed his 
the elders and preachers a^d thej^^^^ ^^^^ transferred his member- 



congregation from Englewood were 



with us. The brethren gave 
messages on Sunday. 

We were happy to have all these 
brethren and sisters vnth us and 
invite all back at any time. 

Jacob Gibbel, Cor. 



ship to the Swallow Falls Dunkard 



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OBITUARY 



PETER CAVIN McGUIRE 



Son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat McGuire 
was born Dec. 28, 1870 at Upper 
Turkeyfoot, near Rockwood. Pa. He 
passed to his reward Aug. 13, 1952 
at the age of 81 years, 7 months, 15 
days at the home of his daughter, 
Mrs. Charles Heckler. 

On Jan. 3, 1897 he was united 
in marriage to Eliza E. Bear by E. 



'^^ Brethren 6hurph. Although he 
could not attend •services, X)f ten , be- 
cause of distance, he remained 
faithful and enjoyed the fellowship 
whenever it was possible for him 
to attend. ' 

Bro. ; McGuird wd,s a life long 
resident of Upper Turkeyfoot, he 
and his wife lived about 55 years 
on the farm on which they went 
to housekeeping. He' was 'a loving 
father, and a good neighbor who 
v/ill be sadly missed by those who 
knew him. 

Funeral services were conducted 
Aug. 17th from the Church of The 
Brethren near his home by Eld. 
Addison Taylor assisted by the 
Church of The Brethren minister. 
The remains were laid to rest in 
the Somerset Memorial Park, 
Somerset, Pa., 

Ruth M. Snyder, Cor. 



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CHOICE 



W.N.Kinsley 

God created man a crea- 
ture of choice, an intelligent 
being. Gen. 1:27, "God 
created man in his own 
image, in the image of God 
created he him." Gen. 
2:16-18, "And the Lord God 
took the man, and put him 
into the Garden of Eden and 
the Lord God commanded 
the man, saying, of every 
tree of the garden thou 
mayest freely eat. But of 
the tree of the knowledge of 
good and evil, thou shalt not 
eat of it : for in the day that 
thou eatest thereof thou 
shalt surely die." 

"The woman said unto 
the serpent, we may eat of 
the fruit of the trees of the 
garden: but of the fruit of 
the tree which is in the 
midst of the garden, God 
hath said, ye shall not eat of 
it, neither shall ye touch it, 
lest ye die. And the serpent 
said unto the woman, ye 
shall not surely die. V. 6. 
She took of the fruit thereof, 
and did eat, and gave also 
unt her husband, and he did 
eat. " V. 17, "And unto 
Adam he said, because thou 
hast barkened unto the voice 



of thy wife, and hast eaten 
of the tree, of which I com- 
manded thee saying, thou 
shalt not eat of it. Cursed is 
the ground for thy sake; in 
sorrow shalt thou eat of it 
all the days of thy life." So 
He drove out the man and 
woman. Did not Adam and 
his wife Eve have their 
choice of good and evil? 
And heeding to the serpent 
they chose evil, and suffered 
the consequences. 

Also Cain was over taken 
with sin. Gen. 4:12-14, "A 
fugitive and a vagabond 
shalt thou be in the earth, 
and Cain said unto the Lord, 
my punishment is greater 
than I can bear. Behold, 
thou hast driven me out this 
day from the face of the 
earth; and from thy face 
shall I be hid ; and I shall be 
a fugitive and a vagabond 
on the earth." Did not Cain 
have his choice of doing 
good or evil? Their is a re- 
ward promised to those that 
choose to do good, and also 
a penalty following those 
that do evil. 

Prov. 1:4, "A wise man 
will hear, and will increase 
learning and understanding, 
and shall attain unto wise 
counsels." Happy is the 
man that findeth wisdom, 
and that getteth understand- 



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ing. Psalm 53:1, ^'The fool| 
hath said in his heart there j 
is no God." We have ouri 
choice to confess with thy 
mouth the Lord Jesus, and 
believe in thine heart, that 
God raised him from the 
dead thou shalt be saved. 
For with the heart man be- 
lieveth unto righteousness. 
And with the mouth confes- 
sion is made unto salvation. 

It is by choice that we are 
a light to the world or dark- 
ness. If it be darkness, 
how great is that darkness? 
We have our choice to con- 
form to the world, or to be 
transformed and accept the 
perfect will of God. We 
have our choice to testify 
for the Lord Jesus seven 
days a week or one day a 
week or not at all. We can 
make our future destiny, by 
the help of Jesus and the 
Holy Spirit to direct us, w^e 
must make the decisions and 
trust the Lord for help and 
strength to over-come evil 
with good. 

We have the choice to 
decorate our bodies and 
adorn with ornaments and 
the fashions of the world, or 
as 1 Peter 3:4, "The orna- 
ment of a meek and quiet 
spirit which is in the sight 
of God is of great price." 
V. 3, '^ Whose adorning let 



it not be that outward adorn- 
ing," 1 Tim. 2:9, In like 
manner, also, that we adorn 
ourselves in modest apparel 
. . . . not with gold, or pearls 
or costly array. Which be- 
cometh not a follower of the 
meek and lowly Lamb of 
God, our Lord and Saviour 
Jesus Christ. 

We have our choice while 
we live here on earth, but 
He will make the choice who 
VTill be of the wise virgins or 
the elect. This is all in His 
power. We have no power, 
when Pie calls us from this 
stage of action. The power 
He has given us will all be 
taken away. We are in His 
grace or mercy then. We 
can choose to be obedient or 
disobedient to Jesus's words 
or doctrine. We have many 
people who claim salvation 
at a certain hour or day and 
then think they can go to 
heaven on flowery beds of 
ease, regardless of how they 
live or do. Titus 2:8-15, 
"Exhort servants to be 
obedient unto their own 
masters, and to please them 
well in all things . . that they 
may adorn the doctrine of 
God our Saviour in all 
things. For the grace of 
God that bringeth salvation 
hath appeared to all men, 
teaching us that denying 



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ungodiness and worldly 
lusts, we should live soberly, 
righteously, and godly in 
this present world; looking 
for that blessed hope, and 
the glorious appearing of the 
great God and our Saviour 
Jesus Christ, who gave him- 
self for us, that He might 
redeem us from all iniquity, 
and purify unto himself a 
peculiar people, zealous of 
good works. These things 
speak, and exhort, and re- 
buke with all authority." 
This same apostle teaches 
this doctrine that teaches 
grace. How can we choose 
to accept what we like and 
reject the rest and expect 
grace to save us. Did grace 
save the five foolish virgins ? 
Galatians 6:7, "Be not de- 
ceived ; God is not mocked : 
for whatsoever a man sow- 
eth, that shall he also reap." 
V. 10, As we have therefore 
opportunity, let us do -good 
unto all men." If ye have 
not the Spirit of Christ ye 
are none of His. For the 
fruit of the Spirit is love, 
joy, peace, longsuffering, 
gentleness, goodness, meek- 
ness, temperance and faith. 
If we live in the Spirit, let us 
also walk in the Spirit. It is 
up to every soul to decide or 
choose to do good and desire 
to be obedient, or to do evil 



and be disobedient. We 
meet almost daily with 
issues of right and wrong 
which we must make our de- 
cisions by the direction of 
the Holy Spiirt to guide our 
conscience. 

James 1:26, "If any man 
among you seem to be re- 
ligious, and bridleth not his 
tongue, but deceiveth his 
own heart, this man's re- 
ligion is vain." Also to keep 
himself unspotted from the 
world. V. 27, If ye have re- 
spect of persons, ye commit 
sin and are convinced as 
transgressors. For whoso- 
ever shall keep the whole 
law, and yet offend in one 
point, he is guilty of all. So 
speak ye, and so do, as they 
that shall be judged by the 
law of liberty, (or the 
gospel of Christ). John 5:22, 
"The Father judgeth no man, 
but hath committed all 
judgment unto the Son." 
John 12:48-49, "He, that re- 
jecteth me, and receiveth 
not my words, hath one that 
judgeth him: the word that 
I have spoken to same shall 
judge him in the last day. 
For I have not spoken of 
myself; but, the Father 
which sent me. He gave me a 
commandment, what I 
should say, what I should 
speak." I came not to judge 



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the world, but to save the 
world. 

I am come a light into the 
world, that whosoever be- 
lieveth on nie should not 
abide in darkness. John 
3:19-20, "This is the con- 
demnation, that light is come 
into the world, but men 
loved, (or choose) darkness 
rather than light, because 
their deeds were evil. For^ 
every one that doeth evilj 
hateth the light . . . lest his 
deeds should be reproved." 

John 8:12, "I am the light' 
of the world." He v/as the' 
true light which lighteth 
every man that cometh into 
the world. 1 John 1:7, "If 
we walk in the light, as he is 
in the light, as he is in the 
light, we have fellowship 
one with another, and the 
blood of Jesus Christ his 
Son eleanseth us from all 
sin." Matt. 5:16, 14, "Let 
your light so shine before 
men, that they may see your 
good works, and glorify 
your Father which is in 
heaven. Ye are the light of 
the world. A city set on a 
hill cannot be hid." Ye are 
the salt of the earth. Matt. 
20:16, "For many be called, 
but few chosen," To confess 
our sins and accept JesUS 
Christ as our personal 
Saviour is only an evidence 



of our faith and our labor 
for the good Lord is just 
started. We promised or 
covenanted through Christ 
Jesus to live faithful until 
death. The apostle to the 
Philippians 3:14, "I press to- 
ward the m_ark for the prize 
of the high calling of God 
in Christ Jesus." If we have 
full salvation when we con- 
fess Jesus and are saved by 
grace it would be completed 
and we need not labor as 
Paul to press ouj but he had 
to labor and suffer for 
Christ's sake. The prize was 
still in the future. Gal. 1: 
8:12, If any man preach 
any other gospel unto you 
than that ye have received, 
let him be accursed. Or an 
angel from heaven preach 
any other gospel unto you 
than that we have preached 
unto you let him be accursed. 
I certify you, brethren, that 
the gospel which was preach- 
ed of me is not after man. 
For I neither received it of 
man, but by the revelation 
of Jesus Christ. 

2 Tim. 3:16-17, "All scrip- 
ture is given by inspiration 
of God, and is profitable for 
doctrine, for reproof, for 
correction, for instruction in 
righteousnes, that the man 
of God (or believers) may be 
perfect throuhly furnished 



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unto all good works." 2 Tim. 
4:14, "The Lord reward him 
according to his works." 
Acts 15:38, "Paul thought 
not good to take him with 
them, who departed from 
them . . . and went not with 
them to the work." Gal. 6 :4, 
"Let every man prove his 
own work." 1 Cor. 3:13, 
"Every man's work shall be 
made manifest: For the day 
shall declare it." V. 15, "If 
any man's work shall be 
burned, he shall suffer loss." 
1 Thess. 5:13, "To esteem 
them very highly in love for 
their work's sake." 2 Thess. 
2:17, "Comfort your hearts 
and stablish you in every 
good word and work." Jas. 
1:4, "Let patience have her 
perfect work, that ye may 
be perfect and entire." Jas. 
2:14, 17, "What doth it 
profit, my brethren, though 
a man say he hath faith, and 
have not works? Can faith 
save him? Shew me thy 
faith without thy works, and 
I will shew thee my faith hy 
my works. Even so faith, if 
it hath not works, is dead, 
being alone. V. 22, "Seest 
thou how faith wrought with 
his works, and by works was 
faith made perfect?" Rev. 
3:8, "1 know thy works: 
behold, I have set before thee 
an open door, and no man 



can shut it. Thou hast kept 
my word, and hast not de- 
nied my name." Rev. 2:26, 
"He that overcometh, and 
keepeth my v/orks unto the 
end, to him will I give 
power. 

Some who profess Chris- 
tianity and have no use for 
work may make the wrong 
choice. Be sure to chose the 
way. Jesus says, I am the 
way and the life, no one 
Cometh to the Father except 
by me. 

HYMN 

For me to live is Christ, 
To die is endless gain; 
For him I gladly bear the cross, 
For a home in the skies, 
I fare with Christ my Lord: 
His path the path X choose; 
Might I pitch my tent below. 
They win who him do choose. 
Faithful may I endure. 
And he as my Saviour say, 
Welcome home my beloved child, 
Inherit endless day. 

Hartville, Ohio. 



TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 



Paul R. Myers 

Part XX. The Dead Sea 

About eight miles south- 
east of Jericho is the Dead 
Sea. It is the largest body 
of water inland in Palestine 
proper. It was first called 



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the Dead Sea approximately 
two hundred vears after 
Christ. In the " Old Testa- 
ment it is called the Salt Sea 
and the Sea of the Plain, 
Joshua 12:3 and Joshua 15:2. 
In Joel 2:20 iti s called the 
east sea. Josephus calls it 
Lake Asphaltitis. 

It derives its name, Salt 
sea, from the fact that its 
waters are very salty. We 
tasted the water and it was 
very, verj salty. Because 
of its high salt content, 
nothing can live in it. Hence 
its name. Dead Sea. Either 
name is descriptive of it. 

The Dead Sea is the third 
in a chain and the largest 
lying in the course of the 
Jordan river. It is forty-six 
miles long and ten miles 
wide. Its gi'eatest depth is 
thirteen hundred feet. The 
top of its surface is 1317 feet 
below sea level. The only 
outlet is by evaporation. 
This accounts for its high 
salt content. 

The Jordan river flows 
into the north end of it. 
Along its shore line many 
other streams feed into it. 

Some one has gone to the 
trouble of figuring out what 
takes place day by day at 
the Dead Sea. These are 
their figures : Twenty mil- 
lion cubic feet of water daily 



pour into the Dead Sea. Its 
evaporation capacity during 
the hottest season is twenty- 
four million cubic feet and a 
little less than twenty mil- 
lion cubic feet daily during 
the remainder of the year. 
Thus, throughout the year it 
maintains nearly a constant 
level. 

While the evaporating pro- 
cess is constanly going on, 
there remains in the water 
many chemicals and salts, 
which are now being extract- 
ed. More and more chem- 
ical are being discovered in 
and around the Dead Sea 
and it promises to develop 
into a alrge and profitable 
industry. New plants are 
being erected and others are 
being enlarged to profitably 
extract and refine these 
chemicals on a commercial 
basis. 

Mountains rise from the 
east and west shores of the 
Dead Sea. The only vegeta- 
tion near the Dead Sea is 
found near springs and 
wadies of fresh water. 

Much drift wood and de- 
bris line the shores, all 
around its perimeter. It was 
brought there by the waters 
of the Jordan and other 
streams flowing into the Dea 
Sea. 

There is an island in the 



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sea near its western shore. 
Stones and drift wood cover 
it completely. It is thought 
that at one time there may 
have been buildings erected 
on this island. Stones on 
the island today are unlike 
any found on the shores of 
the Sea.. 

The waters of the Dead 
Sea are the heaviest known 
to science. They weigh 
twelve and one-fourth 
pounds to the gallon com- 
pared to distilled water, 
which weighs nine and three- 
fourths pounds to the gallon. 
This extra weight is due to 
its mineral content. Eggs 
will float with one-third 
their bulk above water. Its 
waters are like the ocean, 
colored a greenish blue. 

There has been no change 
in the size of the Dead Sea 
since the recording of his- 
tory. The south bay has 
taken on heavy deposits of 
silt fed by the rivers empty- 
ing into it, but this has not 
changed the shape or size of 
the Sea. 

We were impressed when 
we viewed this Sea. We had 
studied in school about it. 
We knew that it was salty 
and that nothing could live 
in it. As we stood along its 
banks, we were made to 
wonder, why, with all the 



many other bodies of water 
God created, that this par- 
ticular body was so unusual, 
being the saltiest and lowest 
below sea level 

We left the Dead Sea, glad 
and thankful for the privi- 
lege of seeing it. 

The next place of interest 
we visited was the Jordan 
River. 

Box 177, Greentown, 0. 
(To be continued. ) 

■ FIVE FULES FOR 
CONGREGATIONAL 
SINGING 



The five rules or sugges- 
tions which John Wesley 
gave in his day for congre- 
gational singing are still 
applicable : 

1. All sing. See that you 
join with the congregation 
as frequently as you can. 
Let not a slight degree of 
weakness or weariness hin- 
der you. If it is a cross to 
you, take it up and you will 
find a blessing. 

2, Sing lustily and with a 
good courage. Beware of 
singing as if you were half 
asleep, but lift up your voice 
with strength. 

3 Sing modestly. Do not 
sing out so as to be heard 
above or distinct from the 
rest of the congregation, but 



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strive to unite your voices 
together so as to make one 
clear, melodious sound. 

4. Sing in time, V/hat- 
ever time is sung, be sure to 
keep with it. So not run be- 
fore or stay behind it. 

5 Above all, sing spirit- 
ually. Have an eye to God 
in every word you sing. ^ In 
order to do this attend strict- 
ly to the sense of what you 
sing and see that your heart 
is not carried away with the 
sound, but offered to God 
continuallv. 

Sei. by Ruth M. Snyder. 

BEST THINGS 



The Best Law.~The Gold- 
en Rule. 

The Best Education. — 
Self-knowledge. 

The Best Philosophy. — 
A contented mind. 

The Best War.— To war 
against one's weakness. 

The Best Theology.—A 
pure and beneficient life. 

The Best Medicine. — 
Cheerfulness and temper- 
ance. 

The Best Music. — The 
laughter of an innocent 
child. 

The Best Science.— Ex- 
tracting sunshine from a 
cloudy day. 

The Best Art.— Painting a 



smile upon the brow of 
childhood. 

The Best Journalism. — 
Painting the true and beauti- 
ful on memory's tablet. 

The Best Telegraphy. — 
Flashing a ray of sunshine 
into a gloomy heart. 

The Best Biography. — ? 
That life which writes 
charity in the largest letters. 

The Best Mathematics. — 
That which doubles the most 
joy and divides the most 
sorrows. 

The Best Navigation. — 
Steering clear of the lacera- 
ting rocks of personal con- 
tention. 

The Best Diplomacy. — 
Effecting a treaty of peace 
with one's own conscience. 
Sel by Ruth M. Snyder. 



PEACE, BE STILL 



Sometime ago I met one 
who has passed through the 
refiner's fire. He has lost 
all of this world's goods; his 
family has been taken and 
now disease is racking his 
body. But he is the same 
cheerful soul that he was 
when things were going well 
with him. He has some of 
the faith of Job. It is an 
inspiration to meet such. 
Probably he is doing more 



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good in the world than when 
things were apparently go- 
ing well with him. All who 
come in contact with him go 
away with higher ideals of 
livihg. He is not preaching 
Christianity. He is practic- 
ing it. And it is practice 
that changes others. With 
so much of materialism in 
the world, so much chasing 
after sounding brass and 
tinkling cymbals, it is most 
refreshing and also inspiring 
to find one who rises above 
all these and glimpses the 
light of a better day in a 
better land. 

In all the turmoil and 
strife about him he can say 
with the Master, "Peace, be 
still." 



MY BROTHER'S KEEPER 



Am I my brother's keeper? 

Is it really my affair 
If he follows in my footsteps 

And stumbles here and there? 

Am I my brother's keeper, 
Wlien I go to "count the cost," 

If my brother falls along the way 
And from the right is lost? 

Yes, I am my brother's keeper, 
If he casts his eyes on me, 

And I have left a stumbling block 
Where he cannot see. 

Since I am my brother's keeper, 
I will do my best each day. 

To live so true, my brother 
May not fall along the way. 



PEACE 

Ruth B. Statler 

In the rushing of life's river, 
In life's boistrous, rolling sea, 

In the clapping, crashing thunder 
There is peace for you and me. 

There is joy that knows no sorrow. 
There is peace that knows no 
war. 
There are health and strength and 
gladness 
Found in Jesus evermore/ 



CONFIDENCE IN GOD 



Jesus is the true One, 

The living way; 
We know He will save us 

If we but obey. 

The Lord is our refuge 
By night and by day; 

We know the road is open. 
The straight and narrow way. 

There is a broad way 

That leads to sin and death, 
Oh help us Lord to shun it 

And be forever blessed. 

All of us have loved ones 
Who have gone on before. 

Oh what a joyful time 'twill be 
To meet and part no more. 



Said the robin to the sparrow, 
"I would really like to know, 
Why these anxious human beings 
Rush about and worry so." 

Said the sparrow to the robin, 
"I reaUy think that it must be, 

That they have no Heavenly Father^ 
Such as cares for you and me." 



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23 



You are writing a Gospel, 

A chapter each day — 
By deeds that you do, 

By words that you say. 
Men read what you write, 

Whether faithless or true. 
Say! What is the Gospel 

According to YOU 



Be near me, Lord Jesus, 
I ask Thee to stay 

Close by me forever, 
And love me, I pray; 

Bless all the dear children 
in Thy tender care, 

And take us to heaven, 
To live with Thee, there. 



DEVOTIONAL READINGS 
FOR FEBRUARY 



Mercy 

Memory verse. Psa. 103:17, "But 
the mercy of the Lord is from 
everlasting to everlasting upon 
them that fear him, and his right- 
eousness unto children's children." 

Sun. 1— Gen. 19:12-23. 

Mon. 2— Ex. 33:12-27. 

Tues. 3— Ex. 34:1-10. 

Wed. 4— Judges 1:16-27. 

Thurs. 5— Num. 14:11-25. 

Fri. 6— Deut. 7:1-12. 

Sat. 7— II Sam. 7:10-18. 
Memory verse, Psa. 108:4, "For 
thy mercy is great above the 
heavens: and thy truth reacheth 
unto the clouds." 

Sun. 8—1 Chron. 17:7-16. 

Mon. 9— II Chron, 1:1-13. 

Tues. 10— Neh. 1. 

Wed. 11— Ezra 3:8-13. 



Memory verse, Psa. 90:14, "O 
satisfy us early with thy mercy; 
that we may rejoice and be glad 
all our days." 

Sun. 15— Matt. 5:1-13. 

Mon. 16— Matt. 9:20-32. 

Tues. 17— Luke 1:46-57. 

Wed. 18— Luke 10:25-38. 

Thurs. 19— Rom. 9:14-27. 

Fri. 20— Eph. 2:1-13. 

Sat. 21— Col. 3:1-18. 
Memory verse, Prov. 3:3-4, "Let 
not mercy and truth forsake thee: 
bind them about thy neck; write 
them upon the table of thine heart: 
So Shalt thou find favor and good 
understanding in the sight of God 
and man." 

Sun. 22— Titus 3. 

Mon. 23— IlCor. 1:1-15. 

Tues. 24—1 Peter 1:1-14. 

Wed. 25— Heb. 4:8-16. 

Thurs. 26— ^ames 5:1-13. 

Fri. 27—1 Peter 2:1-11. 

Sat. 28— Rom. 12:1-13. 



ADUT.T SUNDAY SCHOOL 

LESSONS 



Thurs 


12- 


-Psa. 


5. 


Fri. 


13- 


-Psa. 


52. 


Sat. 


14- 


-Prov 


. 14:12-28 



Jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Feb. 

Feb. 

Feb. 
Feb. 
Mar. 



4 — Christ Mediates a Better 
Covenant. Heb. 8:1-13. 

11 — ^The Ordinances of the Old 
Covenant Were Mere 
Types. Heb. 9:1-15. 

18— Without the Sheddii^ of 
Blood There is no Remis- 
sion. Heb. 9:11-28. 
-He Takes the First Away 
that He May Establish the 
Second. Hev. 10:1-13. 
■By the Blood of Jesus, is 
the New and Living Way. 
Heb. 10:14-25. 
8 — ^Vengeance and Judgment 
Belong to God, Heb. 10: 
26-39. 

15— The Superiority of the 
Faith Way. Heb. 11:1-19. 

22 — ^Much was Accomplished 
by Faith. Heb. 11:20-40. 
1 — Whom the Lord Loves He 
Chastens. Heb. 12; 1-15. 



25 



1- 



24 



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Mar. 8 — Our Birthright is Worth 

More than Meat. Heb. 12: 

16-29. 
Mar. 15 — Strange Doctrines are 

Dangerous. Heb. 13:1-13. 
Mar, 22 — ^We Can Help Leadership 

by Being Obedient. Heb. 

13:14-25. 
Mar. 29 — God Has a Purpose in 

Trying our Faith. James 

1:1-16. 



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PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL 
LESSONS 



Jan. 
iJan. 

Jan. 
Jan. 
Feb. 

Feb. 
Feb. 
Feb. 

Mar. 
Mar. 
Mar, 

Mar, 
Mar. 



11 



•The Fisherman. Luke 5: 

1:11. 

The Good Shepherd. Luke 

15:3-6; John 10:11; Psa. 

23. 
18 — Feeding the Five Thou- 
sand. John 6:1-14; 
25 — Jesus Teaching About 

Church. John 2:13-22. 
1— Jesus' Story About Five 

Girls Who Obeyed. Matt. 

25:1-13. 
8 — Jesus Teaching a Man To 

Be Honest. Luke 10:1-10, 
15— Four Men Helping a Sick 

Friend. Mark 2:1-12. 
22— (Review) Jesus' Story 

About Candles. Matt. 5: 

1-16. 
1 — Jesus Heals the Lepers. 

Luke 17:1-19. 
8--Jesus Heals the Noble- 
man's Son. John 4:43-54. 
15 — Jesus Brings a Little Girl 

to Life Again. Mark 5: 

21-43. 

-Jesus Heals the Blind 

Man. John 9:1-25. 

-(Review) New Life in 

Spring. Gen. 1:11-12; Psa. 

104:10-24. 



22- 
29- 



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BIBLE STUDY BOARD 



* Elzie Weimer, Chairman. • 

• Vem Hostetler, Secretary. • 

• Ben Klepinger, Treasurer. * 

♦ Ammon Keller. • 

• Howard Surbey. * 

* ■ . • 



OFFICIAL DIRECTORY 
Board of Publication 



Harry Andrews, Chairman, 

R. 1, Grandview, Mo. 
O. T. Jamison, Vice Chairman, 

Quinter, Kans. 
Paul R. Myers, Secretary, 

Box 117, Greentown, Ohio. 
Roscoe Q. E. Reed, Treasurer, 

Snowviile, Va. 
James Keggerreis, 

R. 1, Strausstown, Pa, 
Howard J. Surbey, 

North Canton, Ohio. 
Ex-OfRcio. 



Board of Trusteets 



Lawrence Kreider, Chairman, 
R. 1, Bx. 176, Clayton, Ohio. 

A. G, Fahnestock, Secretary, 
R. R. 3, Lititz, Pa, 

David F. Ebling, Treasurer, 
Bethel, Pa, 



Genera! Mission Board 



Melvin Roesch, Chairman, 

174 Clinton St„ 
Wauseon, Ohio. 
Wm, Root, Secretary, 

1007 Msun St„ 

Great Bend, Kans, 
Ray S. Shank, Treasurer, 

216 W, Marble St,, 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
David F. Ebling, 

Bethel, Pa. 
Herbert Parker, 

R. 2. Arcanum, Ohio, 
W. S, Reed, 

Waukee, Iowa, 
Galen Harlacher, 

Newberg, Ore. 
W. E. Bashor, 

Turlock, Calif. 



All contributions to the * 

various boards should be made • 

out to the Treasm-y, but sent * 

to the Secretary for his * 

records. * 

* 



Vol. XXXI February 1, 1953 No. 3 



"For the faith once for all delivered to the Saints." '"^ 

OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and \\ OUR WATCHWORP: Go into all 
Scriptural in practice. jj the world and prfeach the; gospel. 

OUR AIM: Be it o\ir constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteousfe, 
more holy, apd iiiore pei^ect through faith and obedience. 

\:: HUMILI3:^Y:^ I ! any understanding at all 
"~T:j:iU.^'.-. - 'knows is great "the King- 
One of the 'S9utstand|:ig dom of Heaven." Ivlore than 
differences. .::<>etw^.n,-: ; t^^that we are even told how to 
Spiritual m^n and the ca|- 1 be great there, just by humil- 
nal man Is huMiJity. No ity. Can we admire the 
characteristic of our Saviqr, peace, satisfaction, appre- 
oiir Lord and Master, our | elation and joy of. a poor, 
Redeemer is more outstand-s innocent, humble i,v child? 
ing than humility. As a; None of that deceptive, 
servant of this Lord, y/hat| scheming, haughty spirit 
place do we hold on the | that we find in later life, 
scale of humility? "Whoso- 1 Let us look unto our Lord 
ever therefore shall humble for the example of humility, 
himself as this little child, {"iBut made himself of no 
the same is greatest in- the 'reputation, and took ; upon 
kingdom of heaven," Matt* | him the form of a servant^ 
18:24. jaiid wasmade in thelikenies^ 

As human beings we strive | o.f men^ and being f oui3,d ,in 
to be great, in one field or I fashion as a man, he 
another. Many put forth | humbled himself, andi-jse- 
great effort and great sacri- came obedient unto .\vdeath, 
fiee striving to be great, only 'even the death of the cross," 
to find when we reach our|.Phil. 2:7-8. , Just forget vJihe 
goal that, in the sight of i heavenly part aiftd- vHis 
God and even of underrl Heavenly glory, foi> even 
standing man, it was not | here on earth He had many 
great at all. Here we have! opportunities to lif t Hirnself 
a goal which everyone with up and draw natural; mjanfs 



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honor and praise. We could ed. He humbled Himself 
list scriptures for several and God highly exalted Him 
pages where He quietly pass- and gave Him a name above 
ed by in a meek, humble, every name. God knows our 
quiet way instead of draw deeds as well as our thoughts 
ing the praise of men. [and our motives. Our obedi- 

He even had enough her-jence to His commandments, 
edity to demand honor and and sacrifice and service for 
esteem. However He con- others will not go unnoticed 
tinually humbled Himself nor unrewarded. If we try 



through obedience, even 
when that obedience meant 



to exalt ourselves we will 
usually be abased. When 



service, sacrifice and suffer-! God exalts us in line of 
mg. If that obedience re- obedience and humility we 
quired long hours, lack of will remain exalted, 
food and the most despised; Ai*e we willing to be obedi- 
and humble deeds, still He ent, even though it requires 
was obedience. "Yet learned j humbling of the natural 
he obedience by the things man, that we might gain the 
which he suffered," Heb. 5 :8. 1 eternal ? The natural man is 
How many today want to so different from the spirit- 
learn obedience, much less uai that we can never attain 
are willing to learn it by suf- to the spiritual unless we are 
fering? Could it be that | willing to humble the 
two of our great w^eaknesses natural. "For all those things 
are humility and obedience?! hath mine hand made, and 
He ate and associated with all those things have been, 
the lowest class of people of saith the Lord: but to this 
that day, as considered by | man will I look, even to him 
man. Why, He knew their i that is poor and of a contrite 
heart and how He might im- 1 spii'it, and tremble th at my 
press them with the power j word," Isa. 66:2. God has 
of God, His mercy and His: immeasurable power at His 
concern for them. ! control, on every hand, yet 

However humble a task itjhe notices and is pleased 
may take, people are im-jwith weak man who has a 
pressed with concern for j humble, contrite spirit and 
their welfare and with our lis willing to obey and serve 
own sacrifice and humility j Him. Moreover He wdll 
that they might be benefit- abundantly bless this type 



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of individual from His great 
storehouse of eternal bless- 
ings. 

GOD HAS THE ANSWER 



J. F. Marks 



God has the aiiswer to our 
many prayers. ; Not always 
in a way that fulfils our 
human desires. His \¥ays 
are not our ways. His 
thoughts and ways are much 
higher than ours, they can- 
not be fully realized in this 
body of clay. Here in this 
life there are things that 
come our way and break our 
burdened hearts, we can not 
fully understand wby. 
Surely w^e cannot fully rely 
or depend on anything in 
this world. In this body of 
clay, our future depends ail- 
together upon God's answer. 
We can ask and depend upon 
His guidance in all things, as 
He will safely lead us 
through this wilderness of 
sin. 

Being placed in a wicked 
and sin-cursed w^orld, it is 
not our desire to stay here 
forever. We are looking 
foreward to a much better 
place. We can commit oiu* 
all to One who, knows all 
things best, and has the 



answer to all life and all 
prayers. If we follow 
Christ's commandments and 
always ask God's guidance, 
in all our everyday problems, 
He will lead us and we can 
look foreward to a glorious 
answer of God. 

We cannot do more than 
that which we are able to 
obtain, through the power 
of almighty God. Even 
though we may be sometimes 
troubled at heart and hin- 
dered from doing as much 
as we desire against evil 
deeds committeed against 
us. When our infinite mind 
is overloaded with trouble, 
we are caused to forget 
things at times. 

Surely we have great rea- 
soh to'be thankful for a for- 
giving God, who knows our 
weakness. He knows our 
hearts, whether we are do- 
ing our best in this life on 
earth. It is not safe to look 
to others for advice in all 
things. It is safe in looking 
to God and calling upon Him 
for help in all things. To 
press onward and forward 
toward the mark, of the 
prize of the high calling of 
God in Christ Jesus should 
be our aim. 

People have many differ- 
ent viewpoints through the 
problems of life's pathway 



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BIBIE MONITOR made man. The word tells 
r^rT\^--,l ~/^- Tn K t toco ^^s their thoughts and imagi- 

West Milton, Ohio, February 1, 1953 , . a J.^ - ^ i. 

...:. „ nations ot their hearts were 

Published semi-monthly by the evil Continually. 
Board of Publication of the Dunk- Jg this not the VerV picture 

• ard Brethren Church in the plant ^ , •» i 

^of the Record Printing Co., Com- of today, when many are 

mercial.Printers 2-4 &outh Miami speaking OVll of otherS Un- 

Streei, West Milton, Onio. i-,^ * , ^t, _ iv/r ^ ^ 

Entered a^ second class matter knoWn Unto them. Many 

, October 1, 1932, at the Post omce, are delighting and gloriiy- 
■ ilf^^f-Loi^^"^- ?«"Q°' '^'''^^'' *^Mng in all manner of evil. 

■ Act Of Marcil O, 18(9. 'fir n • 1 • j^> 

Terms: Single subscription, $1.00 a, Many professmg christian 
year in advance. , j people are not excluded from 

^^dT^r^Rd. NO. 6. North ^^ose engaged in^ this eyil 
c:!enton. Ohio, Editor. : iWorK and Will not take heed 

Send all subscriptions and com- i to God's warnings in His 

munications to the Editor. -. ttt ^ • • j t -i 

Paul R. Myers, Gree^town, ohio,'word. We notice mthe days 



Assistant Editor. 
Lewis B. Fichr, Vienna Va., Asso-, 
' ciate Editor, 
feaac Jarboe, Grandview, Mo., As- 1 

sociat^e Editor. I days of Noah.so will it be at 



of Noah there were a fev/ 
who were true and heeded 
God's call. As it was in the 



the second coming of Christ, 
where every one has a right' Since the creation we can 
to chose for self, to the best | look to many who faithfully 
of his Qi; her knowledge. We | served God^'s calling and 
cannot xhoose man-made! have God's richest blessings. 
theories in religion and re- i The faithful mission of 
ceive God's answer, wellJChrist pleased God, and He 
done thou good and faithful I is now sharing in that rich- 
servant. )We have a never; est blessings. Faithful 
changing God, the same yes- j through the hardships 
terday, today and forever, j on earth as many have 
. God spoke to many faith-; lived, w^hen here, God has 
ful men of old ever since the i helped them all the way to 
creation. There were many | victory . Christ looked to 
that would not heed God's j God for help, strength and 
call. It was fii'st manifested 'guidance. The faithful 
in the garden of Eden. In ^Apostles, through Christ, re- 
the days of Noah, wicked- 'ceived help from God to 
ness became so great that press onward and forward. 
God felt sorry that He ever ■ We should never complain 



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about God's works, for we entering in, choke the word, 
cannot change God's plans, and it becometh unfruitful. 
Concerning His answer, we'x\nd these are they which 
should accept the plan of are sown on good ground; 
salvation whole-heartedly. ! such as hear the word, and 
God will never revile and receive it, and bring forth 
persecute any one falsely, fruit, some thirty fold, some 
Although there are some sixty, and some an hundred," 
things in life we cannot un- Mark 4:18-20. 
derstand, we can only com- 1 If we render a third of our 
mit them into the hands of time to the Lord's service 
the One who understands we can only expect thirty 
and knows all things besi fold or if two-thirds then 
May we not hear the answer, sixty-fold and all our time 
'^Depart from me ye that;is carefully guided by His 
worK iniquity." Let us live! word, then hundred fold of 
such lives that it -^ill be, 'blessing in this world and 
"Well done, good ^^^' faith- eternal life. God will re- 
ful servant; enter tlou into ,^ard all according to bur 
the joy of thy Loud, thou \yorks. 
hast been faithful iter a| .^^'jesus answered and said, 
few thmgs I will make thee Y^rily j say unto you, there 
ruler over many thmgs.' jg j^^ j^^an that hath left 
What a glorious tnougM.and -^q^^q^ or brethren, or sisters, 
opportunity, to be f aitnful ^^j, lathei- or mother, or wife, 
to God who has our answer, l^^i. children, or lands, for my 



OUR REWARD 



R. 1, Fulton, Pa. sake, and the gospel, but he 

shall receive an hundred fold 
now in this time, houses and 
brethren, and sisters, and 
mothers, and children, and 
C. M. Kintner |land«=" with persecutions; and 

^_ !in the world to come eternal 

u^ ^,1. .u ^ .Jlife," Mark 10:29-30. • ^ 

And these are they whicni Converse, Ind. 

are sown among thorns;! ' 



such as hear the word, and 
the cares of this world; and 
the deceitf ulness of riches, 
and the lusts of other things world 



the cares of this WOrMj and: Attachment to Christ is the only 
the deceitf ulness of riches, secret of detachment from the 



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g — _,_ . — n and far, to be with us in these 

ISGJTViCCS 
NEWS ITEMS Sigter Paul B. Myers, Cor. 

□__ _n 

POTSDAM 



NEWBERG, ORE. 



Dec 30 1952 •^^'°* '^- ^- ^^shor from Turlock, 
To the dear brethren and ksters <^^"^- ^^^^ «^^ J^^^^ «^ meetings 
of the-Bunkard Brethren Church: ^^ ^^^ Newberg church. He gave us 
I take this means to express my S«^^ spmtual and doctnnal ser- 
thanks and appreciation to each "^'°"s ^^^ ^^ appreciated very 
and everyone who remembered ^«^^- ^^^^ YT ""^ ^^?^*^°^ ^^ 
my wife and I with Christmas the church but the members were 

greetings and gifts. ^^^^ "^ ^^ ^^^^ "^°^^ ^^^^ ^^*^- 

May the Lord richly blass each «" ^^^ ^f "J^^ ^^ Nov. 29th. there 
and every one for their kindness ^^^^^^ bretnren and sisters sur- 
to us in our old age. May the New f ^,^^^f /J^ ^^^^^ ^f ^^^ ^"^- P^^"" 
Yeax bring to you all, the riche.st ^°f «V^^ communion, 
blessings of this hfe and in the end ^^'^- ^^'^ ^^^^ *J°^ *^"^''^.!l' 
a home in heaven, is the earnest Kansas came Saturday, was with 
prayer of vour brother and sister "^ ^°''^^^ lovefeast, and stayed 
in the Lord \°^^^ Sunday. We were glad to 

Joseph P. Robbins and Wife, ij?^^^ ^"^ with us. We appreciate 

i having members from other 

.~ _ _ ! churches to visit us. On Dec. 7th 

; PERU, IND, jBro. Inks and wife of Wenatchee. 

— . I Wash., were with us in our morn- 

The Midway congregation met in ing and evening services, 
regular quarterly council on the! Some of our members could not 
afternoon of Dec. 6, with Bro. Paul attend our meetings on account of 
Morphew in charge, since our pre- sickness. 

siding elder v;as not present. The^ Sister E. L. Withers was taken to 
principal item of business was the hospital Nov. 21st, she is slowly 
election of officers for the coming improving. 
year. This and a few other local i We had lovely weather for our 



matters were disposed of satisfac- 
torily. 



meetings. We ask an interest in 
the prayers of God's children and 



Prom Oct. 12 to 19 we had our will be glad to have any who might 
revival meeting as planned and be passing through Newberg, to 
announced, with Bro. D. Paul stop and worship with us. 
Reed preaching for us. There were, The Newberg church met in 
no additions to the church, but wCiquarteiiy council on Dec. 21st to 
feci the meeting was worth the elect officers for the coming year. 
necessary effort, for the upbuilding Most ail offices were retained by 
of us who are members. We wish the 'same members as of last year, 
to thank those of our neighboring Bro. Galeii Litfin was elected as 
congregations for coming so often treasurer and Bro. W. E. Myers was 



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elected as trustee. Bro. Broadwater ^vas a farmer 

We decided to have sewing twice by occupation until nine years ^?p. 



a month this year. 

Ida X Myets, Cor. 



ENGLEWOOD, OHIO 



Early in life he accepted his Savior^ 
uniting with the Church of The 
Brethren. At the organisation of 
the Broadwater Dunkard Brethren 
church, he became a charter mem- 
ber, to which he remained faithful 
The Engle wood congreation met ^^^11 death, 
in council Dec. 20th ^at 7:00 p. ra.; April 8, 1902 he was united in 
Bro. Ben Klepinger f opened the ' j^^ariiage to Ida Rounds who pre- 
meeting with scriptur^. reading and ceded him !n death in July 1941. 
prayer after which our elder. Bro. to this union were bom two daugh- 
Kreider, took charge. l^ers and nine sons: Mary of Mos- 

The main item of b^^hjess was ^ow, Md., Lucinda of Gilmore, Md.. 
the election of church and Sunday Stanley of Lonaconing, Md., Wheel- 
school officers for the coming gr of Barton, Md., Edison and Dar- 
year. Bro. Lawi-ence Kreider was i^^s of Westernport, Md.. arid Mar- 
re-elected elder for another year sHaii of Moscow, Md., who survive 
and Bro. Carl Silknitter was chosen him. Four sons preceded him M 
as our Sunday school superintend- (je^th. 

®^*'' i In addition to the sons and 

We decided to have a revival daughters; he is survived by one 
meeting some time in August if brother, Elder Jonas Broadwater, 
suitable to our evangelist. We plan pgidmont, W. Va., twenty-five 
to take an offering once each grandchildren, eight great grand- 
month to help to defray the ex- children and a host of friends. 
penses of General Conference. Bro. Funeral services were conducted 
Hobbins closed the meeting with from the Broadwater Chajiel by 



prayer. 

Sister . Sylvia Surbey, Cor. 



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OBITUAEt 



EPHRAIM BROADWATER 



Bro. Paul R. Myers. Greentown, 
Ohio, and at the graveside by Elder 
George Dorsey, Salisbury, Pa, He 
was laid to rest in the Broadwater 
cemetery about one mile north of 
the chapei. 

JACOB RICE MITERS 



-__ — j Jacob Rice Myers, son of Harry 

Ephraim Broadwater, one of seven F. Myers and Sarah Myers was born 
children born to William and Hester in Fayette county. Pa., Nov. 2, 1873. 
Broadwater, was born in Garrett He departed this life Dec. 29, 1D52. 
county, ^laryland, Jan. 3, 1867. He^ at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 
passed away at the home of his 27 days. 

daughter, Mary Broadwater, near^ On Nov. 8, 1896 he was united in 
Barton. Maryland, Dec. 22, 1952, at marriage to Susan Weaver. To 
the age of 85 years, ll months and this union were born three chil- 
19 days. dren. On^ daughter, Sarah tJp- 



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linger, of Cariton and one son, Roy, in preparing material for the Bible 
o^.Hartvilie, survive him. His son Monitor. These suggestions will 
Henry, precenijed him in death Aug. also make the work; easier for both 
2, 1940, On March 8, 1946 his wife the Editor and the -Printer. 
Susan was .laid to rest. , 1. Place your name at the top 

In addition to one son ^nd on^ of the article, . directly under the 
d^ughter,-^i8 is survived- by one title, and yon address, post office 
sister, Naiinie Jvijohler of Uniontown and state, at the end of the article. 
and one brother, Edward, of R.F. D., 2. Do not make sentences too 
North Canton, 10 grandchildren, long. A number of shorter sen- 
20 great grandchildren and a host tences are better than a long, in- 
of. friends. volved sentence, which is difficult 

W|ien a young man, he accepted to punctuate, and' in which the real 
Jesus as ht*?. personal Savior, being meaning of the v/riter's thought 
baptised into, the Church of tiie may be lost. " 

Brethren in 1S93. Later in life, he 3. It will be appreciated if yon 
af fiiiatetl hhijiSelf v/ith, the Orion gather a particular thought or 
Dunkard Brethren churclix, remain- thoughts and their 'proving scrip- 
ing trvie unto his Lord until death, ture quotations, into paragraphs 
..Bro. Myers spent the most of his and set them apart from the rest 
life in this community. He was in of the article, by setting in the 
a Aormal state of health seven first line of each paragraph about 
weeks a,go, when he took ill. Six the space of three letters. 
weeks ago he w.&s taken to Mercy-i 4. Do not crowd your words or 
hospital, panton, Ohio, whei'e iie punctation marks close together, 
passed away. Do not use slang or abbreviated 

Ptmeral services v.'ere conducted words *'thot" for thought, "2" "for 
from the - St ull Funeral parlors in two, etc. 

Hartville. and the East Nimishillen 5. Write or typewrite on one 
church by the ministers of the side of the paper only. 
Orion mnkard Brethren church. 6. If a word is too long to put 

it ail on the end of a line, carry the 
Not for thei dead in Christ we weep, ^.j^ole word on to the next line. 

Their sorrov/s now. are o'er, 



The sea is calm, the tempest past, 
On that eternal shore. 



7. Use direct quotation for scrip- 
ture references: please copy the 



j wording and the punctuation just 

Their peace' is sealed, their rest is as it appears in the King James 

sure, i Version of the Bible. Give thus: 

Within that better home, jbook, chapter, and verse, "Jesus 

While v/e weep here and linger here, wept," John 11:357 

Then follow to the tomb. 1 g. When quoting from other 

— -—- — isources,_alv/ays use. quotation rriarks 

SUGGESTIONS TO at the beginnipg and at the end of 

CONTRmiTTORS the quotation. , , 

— — — J 9. In submitting . selected; ina- 

W.e are .submitting several sug-r! terial, giye thename of the au^thor 

ges^l^jons. as .a help tprcontributprs and the publication in which it ap- 



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peared, if known, and add "selected 
by" and your name. 

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3. item 15, or this issue of the Bible 
Monitor) and check material you 
send to see that it in line with this 
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contain material ©f genera^=^ inter- 
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items of only local interest Mould 
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property improvements and iteins 
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material, and material opposing, 
questioning or reflecting on die- 
cisions or positions of the church 
as determined by General Confer- 
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First Sun., May— Waynesboro, Pa'. 
. Second Sat., -May— Mechanics- 
burg, Pa. 

Third Sat., May— West Fultoh, 
Ohio. 

Third Sat., May— Bereah, Va. 

Third Sun., May — ^N. Lancaster 
County, Pa. 

Fourth Sat., May— Orion, Ohio. 

Fourth Sun., May— Shrewsbury, 
Pa. , , ■' . 

Second Sat., after General Con- 
ference — ^t*leasant Ridge, "Ohio. 

Sat. before 4th Sun., August — 
Swallow Falls, Md. ' - 

Last Sat., Aug. — ^Midway, Ind. 

First iSun., Sept. — ^Vienna, Va. 

Last Sun., Sept. — Mt. Dale, Md. 

iPirst Sat., Oct.— Plevna, Ihd. 

First Sun., Oct.— Walnut Grove, 
Md. 

Second Sat., Oct.— Mechanics- 
burg, Pa. 

Third Sat., Oct. — ^Berean, Va,. 

lliird Sun., Oct.— N. Lancaster 
County, Pa. • 

Fourth Sat., Oct. — ^Englewood, 
Ohio. 

Last Sun., Oct. — ^Bethel, Pa. 

First. Sun.,Nov. — ShrevyBbury, Pa. 



liNFORMATION DIRECTOEY 



FIXED COMMUNION DATES 

Last Sun., April— Betliel, Pa. 



Congregation Name Telephone 

Bethel, Pa.— David F. EbUjig, Bx, 
28, Bethel, Pa.— Frystc>wh ,Ji2R31, , .^ 

Dallas Center, la. — prvtli|!. Rs)y,er» 
Dallas Center, Ia.--b^las^/^C^nter 
4288. 1 ,.J 

Eldorad. Ohio-r-Jacob dibbel, 
Lewisburg, Ohio, R, R^— Lewisbiirg 
106F3. 

Englewood, Obio— Ezra Beery, R. 
1, Union, Ohio—Englewoi^d, 25530. 

Goshen, Ind— FTioyd jS^hart, 
Goshen, Ind., R. ^Goshen 8P42.J, 

Kansas City, Mo.— Harry E. An- 



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drews, Grandview, Mo — Springdale is located on east side of road not 
53<j2. far from this turn. 

Pleasant Home, Caiif. -—Samuel J, Kansas City, Mo.~The church is 
Garst^ ModQsto, Calif., R. 3, Box 480 located in Kansas City, Mo. at 20th 
—Modesto 26241. and Hardesty St. This is eleven 

Pleasant Ridge, . Ohio— Loyal H. blocks north of the intersection of 
Martin, Pioneer, Ohio— Pioneer 2251. U. S. Route 40 and Hardesty St. 

iPlevna^ Ind— Eizie Weimer, R. 5, McClave, Colo.—The church is 
Wabash, , Ind.— LaFountaine 49F30. located two miles east of Hasty, 

Litit^, ipa.— A. G. Fahnestock, R. Colo., on U. S. Route 50 and one 
3^ Lititz, Pa.— Lititz 62349. ^ mile north. • 

McClave, Colo.— Emery Wertz,R.^ Pleasant Home, Calif. —Coming 
1, Mcciave, Colo.— Hasty 8-F-25. ^ from the north on Route 99 to 

Midway, Ind.— Paul L. Morphew, Ceres, Calif., one block past the 
R. 5, Wabash, Ind.— Wabash 1821J. light, turn left on Park St. for two 

Newberg, Ore.— Galen B. Har- blocks, turn right on 6th St. for one 
lacher, 404 Columbia Drive, New-, block, turn left on Roeding road 
berg, pre^— Newberg 16401. j and, one and one-half miles to the 

Orion, Ohio-rHoward J. Surbey, church. Coming from the south. 
North Canton, Ohio, R. 6— North turn right one block before the 
Canton 9iS494. light and follow the above direc- 

Swallow Falls, Md.— Cecil Snyder, tions. 
R. 2, Oakland, Md.— Oakland 23731.' Pleasant Ridge, Ohio— Located in 

West .Fulton, Ohio — Charles Williams county, four miles west 
Leatherman, R. 1, Wauseon, Ohio— o^ West Unity, forty rods north of 
Wa-useon 3997. I Rout-e 20 alternate, two miles east 

. of junction of Ohio Route 15 and 

U. S. Route 20 alternate. 
LOCATION OF CHURCH HOirSES^ Plevna, Ind._Routes 18 and 22 

■- - — - ipass east and west through Con- 

Dallas Center, lovifa-— Located on verse, route 513 passes north and 
Route 84, twenty-four miles north- south through Converse. From 
west of Des Moines, in the town of Converse south, two and one-half 
Dallas Center. Three block west miles, turn right on black-top road 
and one block north of post office., and go six miles west to Plevna, 

Ehgley^ood,. Ohio — ^Twelve miles church is near square of Plevna, 
north of Dayton, Route 40 and Newberg, Ore.— In Uewberg at 
Route 48 , cross at the center of 501 North Main St., at the comer 
Engiewood, located on right of Franklin St. 

Route 48,' one block north of thisj Orion, Ohio — ^Located in north- 
junction. ! eastern Ohio; on Orion road, one- 
Goshen, Ind.— Take U. S. high-! fourth mile west of State Route 8, 
way 33 or Indiana highway 15 to at a point six miles north of Can- 
Goshen, turn west at Police booth, ; ton or one and one half miles north 
go three blocks .beyond bridge,! of North Canton and seventeen 
turn north one block, turn west on miles south oi Akron.;. 
Clinton St., arid proceed to end of j Swallow Palls, Md.— Traveling U. 
:;t.reet, turii north and the church S. Route §(). tui;n north at Red- 



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house, about half-way between Ebling, David, Box 28, Bethel, Pa. 

Clarksburg and Winchester, follow E. 

route 219 to Oakland, there turn Ecker, Donald F., Quintec, Kails., 

left on county road 20. The church M. 

is on route 20 about nine miles Fahnestock, A. G., R. 3, Lititz, Pa., 

north of Oakland. Traveling U. S. B. 

Route 40 turn south onto Route .219 Flora, Joseph E., Dallas Center^ 

at Keyser Ridge, follow route 219 la., M. 

about four miles past Deep Creek Flory, Harley, R. 4, Defiance, Ohio, 

Lake, turn right on county road 20. M, . 

The churcii is one. and one-half, Flohr, L. B., Vienna, Va., E. 

miles from Swallow .|^^lls park. | Frantz, Harold R., R, 3, Troy. 

West Fulton, Ohidr^Near Wau- Ohio, M. 
seon, Ohio. Located 1ffh U. S.^jRoute Glick, J. D., Dajrton, Va., E. 
20 alternate, three and one-half Gibble, Abraham, Myerstown, Pa., 
miles we.st of junction of Ohio route M. 

108 and U. S. route 20 alternate,! Gundennan, H. M., R. 2, Goshen, 
four and one-half miles east of Ind., E. 

junction of Ohio route 66 and XJ. S.j Haldeman, Millard S., Quinter, 
route; 20 alternate. Kans., M. 

_ Harlaeher, Galen, 404 Columbia 

MINISTERIAL LIST j Drive, Newberg, Ore., E. 

I . Harman, Oscar Price, Industry, 



Andrews, Harry E., R. 1, Grsnd- -^^V, ^^- ^^^ ^ ^. ^'^ „ „ 

Han-is, Otto. Antioch,- W. Va., E. 

Hostetler, Vern, Montpelier, Ohio. 



View, Mo., E. 

Bashore, W. E., Box 826, Turloek, 
Calif., E. 

Besse. G. Henry, R. 1, UniOhtown,! Jamison, Dale E., Quinter, Kans.. 

Ohio, M. 1^- 

Bo^onan, T. L, Port RepubUc, Va., Jamison, O. T.. Quinter, Kans., E. 
12 I Jarboe, H. I., Grandview, Mo., E. 

^Blocher, Paul D., R. 1, West Mil-i >Johnson, H. Edward, R. 2, Wau- 
ton. Ohio, M. I seon. Ohio, M. 

Broadwater, Jonas, Piedmont, W.I Kegerreis, Henry. R. 3, Myers- 
y^ E I ^*^'^^^. ■'^^•» ^• 

Brown, J. D.. Bx. 124, Poplar,' Kegerreis, James, R. 1, Strauss- 
Mont., E. itos^Ti, Pa., E. 

Byfield, Paul, R. 1, Box 768,! ^^^^'^^' Ammon B., R. 6, Lebanon. 
Modesto, Calif., M. '^^■' ^' 

Carpenter, Wm., R. 4, Adrian, Klepinger, Benjamin S., R. 2. 
Mich. M. Brookville, Ohio, M. 

Dernuth, W. H., R. 4, Box 308, Koones, Emanuel, R. 3, Kokomo, 
Waynesboro, Pa., E. t^nd., E. 

Dickey, Howard, Box 23, Deer Kreider, Lawrence, R. 1, Box 176,. 



Creek, 111., E. 



Clayton, Ohio, E. 



Dorsey, George, Box 58, Salisbury, Leatherman, Charles, R. 1, Wau- 
Md., M. I seon, Ohio, M. 



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Leathennan, Minor, Nappanee, Rush, Karley, R. 1, Aniboy, Ind., 
Ind.,E. M. 

Mallow, Owen, Clearville, Pa,, M. Schultz, Clyde, 223 S. Mlnerat, 

Marks. D. K., R. 3, York, Pa., M. : Turlock, Calif., E. 

Mellott, Homer, Oakland, Md., M.; Shank, Ray S. 216 W. Marble St., 

Mellott, Z. L., Oakland, M., E. j MechanlcsbUrg, Pa., E. 

Miller, Abraham, Box 245, Bryan,' Shelly, Enimert, R. 1, Mercers- 
Ohio, E. burg, Pa., B. OB rni/ 

Miller, Clyde J., 224 S. Allen St., | Shriner, Bernie, ' Lumber St., 
Bryan, Ohio, E. i Littlestown, Pa., M. 

Morphew, Paul, R. 5, Wabash,; Shumake, L. A., Louisa, Va., M. 
Ind., E. i Smith, Warren C, McClave, Coic, 

Myers, Howard E., R. 3, York, Pa., M. 
M. I Steele, D. B., 1 S. Garfield St., 

Myers. Jogeph H., Glen Rock, Pa., • Wenatchee, Wash., E. 
E. I Strayer, Earl Waldo, Vienna, Va., 

Myers, Paul, Box 117, Greentown, M. 
Ohio, M. j Strayer, O. L., Vienna, Va., E. 

O'Eiien, Chas., R. 5, Cumberland,' Surbey, Clarence, R. 1, Amboy, 
Md., E. ' jind., M. 

Parker, Herbert, R. 3, Arcanum,; Surbey, Howard J., R. 6, North 
Ohio, E. jCarxton, Ohio, E. 

Pease, Walter C, Quinter, Kans., M.' Swihart, Floyd T., R. 3, Goshen, 

Pratt, E. W., 1502 Lincoln Ave., Ind., M. 
Yakima, Wash., E. < Swihartjioy, R. 1, Goshen, Ind., 

Reed. D. Paul, Carthage, Va., M. E. • 

Reed, Hayes, 1433 Overholtzer Tayloir, Addison, R. 1, Buffalo 
Diive, Modesto, Calif., E. "Mils, Pa., E. 

Reed, Ray, R. 1, Dallas Center,' Withers, E, L., Newberg, Ore., E. 
la., M. ' Weaver, Clayton F., Strausstown, 

R^ed, R. Q. E., SnowviUe, Va., E. Pa., M. 

•Reed, W. S., R. 1, Waukee, la., E. Weaver, Paul C, R. 2, York 

Reinhold, Bexijamin, Rheems, Pa., Springs, Pa., M. 
E. I Weimer, Elsworth, R. 5, Wabash, 

R,eplogle, George, Astoria, 111., E. Ind., E. 

Rice, Joshua, R. 3, Frederick, Md.,' Wyatt, Rufus, 227 3rd St., N. E., 
E. iMassillon, Ohio, E. 



F.obbins, J. P., Box 34, Potsdam,' 



'^^'''' \ .. • . .11 . a.v. c. i I'HREE PROPOSITIONS 

Roesch, Marion A., 511 E. 6th St.,i 



Wm. Root 



La Junta, Colo., E. 

Roesch, Melvin, 147 Clinton St., 
Wauseon, Ohio, E. i Part" ^ 

Boot. Wm. 1007 Main St., Great f „^ 

Bend, Kans., E. We Closed part two dis- 

Royer, Orville, Dallas Center, Ia'.,'CUSSing '.'Justification, by 

E. both faith and works in 



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God's grace." Also the above text tells 

We were discussing good us that we are justified by 
works. Continuing part the faith of Jesus Christ. 
three on this phase of the The word tells us we are 
proposition, let us consider justified by faith. In Rom. 
that in our study of the New, 5:1, we are told, "Therefore 
Testament concerning the j being justified by faith, we 
doctrine of "Works," we have peace with God 
should be careful, lest we; through our Lord Jesus 
confuse, as we stated be-} Christ" In that faith we 
fore, the works of the law,! are commanded to repent of 
for our justification, our sins, that they may be 
Neither our own personal, canceled. Acts 3:19, "Repent 
works which we have done ye therefore, and be Con- 
or can do, with the good | verted, that your sins may 
works of God, which He has | be blotted out, when the 
commanded us to do through times of refreshing shall 



obedience to His commands 
for salvation, that we might 
have access to the blood of 
Christ. 

Let us see if we cannot 
bring a few scriptures which 
will point out the difference 
so distinctly that all may 
understand. First, Gal. 2:16, 
"Knowing that a man is not 
justified by tlie works of the 
law, but by the faith of Jesus 
Christ, even we have believed 
in Jesus Christ, that we 
might be justified by the 
faith of Christ/ and not by 
the works of the law: for by 
the w^orks of the law shall 
no flesh be justified." 

Here are outlined the kind 
of works which cannot jus- 
tifyy the kind of which we 
could not boast. 



come from the presence of 
the Lord." And in Acts 17: 
30, "And the times of this 
ignorance God winked at; 
but now commandeth all 
men everywhere to repent." 

Repentance is God's work 
in us, through faith that 
justifies. Also in that faith 
we are commanded to con- 
fess our sins. 1 Jno. 1 :9, "If 
we confess our sins he is 
faithful and just to forgive 
us our sins, and to cleanse us 
from all unrighteousness." 
Let us get the true meaning 
of this scripture, our cleans- 
ing comes not only by our 
confessing our sins. There 
is a Spiritual cleansing. How 
do we get that? 

In that faith of ours which 
justifies, we are commanded 



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to be baptized, a washing of 
regeneration for our cleans- 
ing. Tit. 3:5, "Not by works 
of righteousness which we 
have done, but according to 
his mercy he saved us, by 
the washing of regeneration 
and renewing of the Holy 
Ghost." This is plain, we 
are saved not by our own 
works, by works of the law, 
but by God's good works 
through his plan of washing 
us, through faith. 

The washing of redemp- 
tion, that spiritual cleansing, 
comes to us by our obedience 
to Christ, through the wash- 
ing of Christ's blood. In 
that act or process we are 
born again and are made 
new creatures in Christ 
Jesus. Jesus said to Nico- 
demus, Jno. 3:3-5, "Verily, 
verily, I say unto thee. Ex- 
cept a man be born again, he 
cannot see the kingdom of 
God." Verily, verily, I &ay 
unto thee, except a man be 
born of water and of the 
Spiiit, he cannot enter into 
the kingdom of God." 

That this new birth is the 
washing of redemption 
spoken of by Paul in Tit. 3:5, 
there can be no doubt, a 
washing in water, a birth of 
water, for the body, for 
there is no other birth of 
water, no other coming forth 



from water except in water 
baptism, taught anywhere. 
"And of the Spirit," or "re- 
newing of the Holy Ghost." 
This is the being born again 
of the Spiirt. The new birth 
is twofold, by both water 
and Spirit. 

Peter says, that this re- 
demption or justification by 
faith is brought about by 
the blood of Christ. Hence 
we believe that in the tiew 
birth, at the time of our 
water baptism, the Holy 
Spii'it baptizes us with the 
blood of Christ, our hearts 
are washed by the blood of 
Christ. 

Why we believe this, we 
shall give two or three scrips 
tures for that conviction. 1 
Pet. 1:18-23, "Forasmuch as 
ye know that ye are not i*e- 
deemed with cori'uptible 
things, as silver and gold, 
from your vain conversation 
received by tradition from 
your fathers; but with the 
precious blood of Christ, as 
of a lamb without blemish 
and without spot: Who 
verily was foreordained be- 
fore the foundation of the 
world, but was manifest in 
these last times for you. 
who by him do believe in 
God, that raised him up from 
the dead, and gave him 
glory; that your faith and 



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hope might be in God. Seing pent, and be baptized every 
ye have purified your souls one of you in the name of 
in obeying the truth through Jesus Christ for the remis- 
the Spirit unto unfeigned sion of sins, and ye shaU re- 
love of the brethren, see ceive the gift of the Holy 
that ye love one another Ghost." Here again we have 
witJi a ])ure heart fervently : that "washing of regenera- 
Being born again, not of cor- tion and renewing of the 
ruptibie seed, but of incor- Holy Ghost," commanded, 
ruptible, by the word of | Also Jesus himself taught, 
God which liveth and abideth [rather commanded baptism 
forever." "For by one for salvation, as- a part in 
Spirit are we all baptized. that faith which justifies us 
i.nto one body, 1 C.or. 12:13.|in God's grace. .Mark 16: 
Plain now isn't it? that we 15-16, "Go ye into all the 
are redeemed by the blood world, and preach the gospel 
of Christ, born of Christ i to every creature. He that 



through obedience to Christ, 
by both faith and baptism. 
It is also by our walking 



believeth and is baptized 
shall be saved; but he that 
believeth not shall be da;m- 



in the Light. 1 Jno. l:7,'ned." 
"But if we walk in the light,) In conclusion of this mes- 
as he is in the light, we have! sage, part two, can any one 
fellowship one with another, | say these works of God, Re- 
pentance, Confession and 
Baptismi, ail good works, 
commandments of God, are 
works which we have done 
or works of the law, in which 
we dare not trust for salva- 
tion? Surely they are not. 
These are good works 
which if carried out makes 
us children of God by faith 
in Christ's blood, good works 
of which James says, with- 
out faith is dead. 

Furthermore we are to 
ma^intain good works 
throughout our Christian 



and the blood of Jesus Christ 
his Son cleanseth us from 
all sin." 

This implies walking with 
Christ in the light of His 
Word, "being born of God." 
Furthermore Peter said to 
those Pentecostians, on the 
day of Pentecost, Acts 2: 
37-38, Now when they were 
pricked in their hearts, 
(convicted) and said unto 
Peter and to the rest of the 
apostles, men and brethren 
what shall we do? "Then 
Peter said unto them. Re- 



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life, that we may be eternal- 
ly saved. *'Not everyone 
that saith unto me Lord, 
shall enter into the kingdom 
of heaven, but he that doeth 
the will of my Father, which 
is in heaven, "Matt. 7:21. 
(To be continued.) 
Great Bend Kans. 



TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 

Paul R. Myers 



Part XXL The Jordan 
River 

After leaving the Dead 
Sea, we next visited the 
Jordan river. We made 
several visits to it, at differ- 
ent points, while in Palestine. 
It is an interesting rivej^ 
from any point of view. It 
has its beginning at Mt. 
Hermon. It emptied into 
the Dead Sea. 

It is the largest river in 
Palestine. Geographically, 
it is divided into three sec- 
tions. !From Hasbeiya to 
Lake Merom it is forty miles 
long. From its entrance 
into Merom to the Sea of 
Galilee it is fifteen miles 
long. From its entrance into 
the Sea of Galilee to the 
Dead Sea it is seventy-nine 
miles long. Its total length 



is one hundred thirty-foui' 
miles. Considering its many 
windings, its channel is ap- 
proximately two hundred 
miles long. 

On its journey to the Dead 
Sea it falls approximately 
three thousand feet, It 
varies in width from eighty 
to one hundred eighty feet. 
It is f i-om five to twelve feet 
deep at normal depth. Dur- 
ing the rainy season it over- 
flows its banks, becoming 
many times wider and deep^ 
er. It flows nearly straight 
south, roughly dividing Pal- 
estine in the middle, east 
and west 

Its elevation at its source 
at Mt. Hermon is 1700 feet 
above sea level. Mountains 
bedeck it on either side. At 
Lake Meron, its elevation is 
at about sea level. From 
there it descends at aj'fast 
rate. At the Sea of Galilee 
it is over 600 feet below "Sea 
level and at the Dead Sea it 
is 1317 feet below sea level. 
Thus in 1B4 miles it drops 
approximately 3,000 feet or 
an average of a little over 22 
feet per mile. 

The river and its valley 
are very important to Pales- 
tine, from an agricultural 
standpoint As stated pre- 
viously, the tillable land in 
Palestine is that which lies 



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between its mountain Jordan unto John to be bap- 
rangfes. In the Jordan river tized of him. But John for- 
vaiiey, the moisture sup- bad him, saying, I have need 
plied by the river accounts- to be baptized of thee, and 
for the many vegetables and comest thou to me? And 
produce grown there. j Jesus answering, said unto 

This valley is about six i him, Suffer it to be so now; 
miles wide at its northern 'for thus it become th us to 
end, widening to ten or: fulfill ail righteousness, 
tw^elve miles near Jericho.! Then he suffered him. And 
The banks of the river are Jesus, when he was bap- 
fringed with trees, flower-! tized, went up straightway 
ing shrubs, cane and reeds. | out of the water; and lo. 
Many types of trees flourish,! the heavens v/ere opened 
ihcluding cedar, aspen, tarn- junto him, and he saw the 
arisk, willows, etc. This; Spirit of God descending 
great amount of foUage is a like a dove, and lighting 
haven and shelter for many upon him; And lo a voice 



birds which may 
there. ri ,p 



be seen from heaven saying. This is 
my beloved Son, in whom I 

The waters of the Sea of am well pleased." 
Galilee are very blue. Asj Turning to Mark 1:9, we 
the Jordan river leaves the | read as follows, "And it came 
sea, its water are blue, also, to pass in those days, that 
As it continues its course to j Jesus came from Nazareth 
the Dead Sea, the many; of Galilee, and was baptized 
tributaries entering it on its of John in Jordan." 
way causes it to turn from Jesus gave us an example 
a blue to a muddy color, how to be baptized the Bible 
especially during the rainy way. He had no sin to be 
season. baptized for. He was bap- 

As we view this Biblical tized to fulfill all righteous- 
stream, our first thought in ness. Jesus taught baptism, 
connection with the Jordan John taught it and practiced 
was the fact that Jesus was it . We are to teach it and 
baptized in it. ! practice it today. It re- 

Let-us consider the scrip- quires baptism for the for- 
ture^ which records this giveness of sin. Man is not 
went. Matt. 3:13-17. "Then authorized, in the Word of 
came Jesus from Galilee to God, to declare a form of 



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baptism of their own. The 
only Biblical authorized 
forni of baptism is triune 
immersion. The Jesus way. 
Any one interested, can read 
the history of the early 
church, the early believer, 
and you will find centuries 
ago their interpretation of 
the scriptures on baptism 
was three forward immer- 
sions, one in the name of the 
Father, one in the name of 
the Son, and one in the name 
of the Holy Ghost The 
Word has not changed to 
this day. 

Men, not on God given 
authority but on their own 
authority, have devised 
easier methods of so called 
baptism. However, their 
very mode in many instances 
can not be called baptism, 
Jesus used the word baptize, 
the word Baptize as used in 
the original Greek meant to 
dip, to plunge, to immerse. 
In plain words, to baptize 
an individual the way Jesus 
and John taught baptism 
and the way Jesus was bap- 
tized requires putting the 
individual under the water. 
No other method can truth- 
fully be called baptism. 
Different Greek words are 
used with reference to pour- 
ing or sprinkling. Jesus 
used the correct word. 



In Mark 3:10, the Word 
teaches us that Jesus came 
straightway up out of the 
water. He definitely had to 
be in the water before He 
could come up out of it. He 
had to be in the water to be 
baptized in it. That is, to 
,be dipped, plunged or im- 
'mersed in it. How is any^ 
j thing washed clean? By 
i becoming wet all over., I 
j would feel to be baptized any 
'other way, than the way 
I Jesus was baptized, would 
be too questionable to, risk 
salvation and heaven on it. 

In Acts 8:26-40 we have 
an account of Philip baptiz- 
ing the eunuch. Notice the 
method. The eunuch want- 
ed to be baptized and when 
they came to water, he asked 
for; baptism, Philip said. he 
could be baptized if he;: be- 
lieved. He said he believed. 
Might that thought be on 
the mind of every reader. 
Baptism is for the believer. 
Hence Bible baptisnl does 
not include infant baptism 
because they would be too 
young and would not have 
the capacity to believe. 

After this admission of 
faith, both Philip and the 
eunuch went down into the 
water. Philip baptized him, 
then both came up out of the 
water. ^^ 



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We stood by the Jordan 
and referred to the word re- 
garding the baptism of 
Jesus. He was baptized by 
John the Baptist They 
were both in the Jordan 
river. They gave us an ex- 
ample to pattern after. 

VV e have much to be thank- 
ful for that the Dunkard 
Brethren church maintains 
its position on forward 
triune immersion as the only 
safe mode of baptism. It is 
safe because it is the Jesus 
way. 

It has been stated by those 
that wish to justify sprink- 
ling or pouring as a mode^ 
of baptism, that the Jordan; 
river was a small stream- 
made up of many puddles of 
water, linked together and 
that ttiere was not enough 
water available for imme^-| 
sion. That theory has no^ 
basis for beMef and must be; 
discounted one hundred peri 
cent; - I 

Many children offered to j 
us small bot^s of water 
dipped from the Jordan. 
They wanted us to buy them, 
to take them home to be 
baptized by sprinkling the 
water on our heads. We 
werie told many people do 
that very thing. It is a fact 
also, that many barrels of 
water are shipped to the 



United States from the 
Jordan, to be used in bap- 
tisteries. 

It gave us a deep worship- 
ful spirit as we stood by the 
Jordan. One in our group 
was very desirous to be bap- 
tized in the Jordan, but was 
not for various reasons. 

Regarding the Jordan, we 
read in the third chapter of 
Joshua, how the waters 
divided, stood in a heap and 
the Israelites passed over on 
dry ground. This crossing 
took place near Jericho. 
What makes this lesson take 
on added significance is the 
fact that at the time of this 
crossing, the Jordan was in 
flood stage. We saw it in 
flood stage and at that time, 
it is a large swift stream. 
God took wonderfully good 
care of His people during 
the time of the Children of 
Israel and He does the same 
today. 

We read on in the fourth 
chapter of Joshua, that be- 
cause of the safe, dry cross- 
ing, God gave them through 
the Jordan, the Israelites 
were to take twelve stones 
from the river bed, a stone 
for each tribe, and set up 
an altar. This they did 
obediently. 

Another beautiful lesson 
which had its setting at the 



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Jordan, was the time when 
Elisha caused the borrowed 
axe head to swim, rather 
than sink, to the loss of the 
owner and the borrower, 2 
Kings 6:1-7. 

Much more could be 
profitably written concern- 
ing the Jordan. Our minds 
were filled. Might I close 
this chapter with the 
thought that the places re- 
ferred to in God's word 
many centuries ago are 
readily accessible today. 
They have not changed, thus 
proving to the skeptic the 
authenticity of the Bible. 

From the Jordan, we re- 
turned to our hotel in Jer- 
iclio, to leave in the morning 
for Jerusalem. 

(To be continued.) 

Box 117, Greentown, 0. 

LIGHT AND DARKNESS 



William N. Kinsley 



Jno. 1 :4-5, "In him was 
life: and the life was the 
light of men. And the light 
shineth in darkness ; and the 
darkness comprehended it 
not." 2 Gor. 4:3-4, 6, "But 
if our gospel be hid, it is hid 
to them that are lost. In 
whom the god of this world 
hath blinded the minds of 
them which .l)p|iev^ not, iQst 



the light of the glorious 
gospel of Christ, who is the 
image of God, should shine 
unto them. For God, who 
commanded the light to 
I shine out of darkness, hath 
shined in our hearts, to give 
I the light of knowledge of the 
glory of God in the face of 
Jesus Christ. 

! The eyes of your under- 
standing being enlightened. 
I The word light, meaning en- 
lio'htenment. To illuminate. 
I The state of being visible. 
Free from burden. The un- 
jderstanding of facts. In- 
I formation. Seeing or com- 
'prehending. Luke 24:44-45, 
Jesus said unto the apostles, 
"that all things must be ful- 
filled, which were written in 
the law of Moses, and the 
prophets . . . .concerning me. 
Then opened he their under- 
standing, that they might 
understand the scriptures, 
and said unto them thus it 
is written, and thus it be- 
hooved Christ to suffer, and 
to rise the third day and that 
repentance and remission 
of sins should be preached in 
his name among all nations, 
I beginning at Jerusalem. And 
lye are witnsses of these 
I things." So Jesus' w^ords 
j brought light and under- 
standing to them. 
John 8:12, "Then spake 



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Jesus unto them, saying, I things are become new." 
am the light of the world: 2 ir^et. 1:19, "Ye do well 
he that f olloweth me shall that ye take heed, as unto a 
not walk in darkness, but light that shineth in a dark 
shall have the light of life." piace, until the day dawn, 
John 12 :46, "I am come a and the day star arise in 
iignt into the world, that your hearts." -J 

whosoever belie veth on me Acts 26:18, The message 
sho^uld not abide in dark- to Saul. Delivering thee 
ness." John9:5, "Aslongas from the gentiles, *'unto 
I am in the world, I am the whom now I send thee, to 
light of the world." This is open their eyes, and to turn 
the condemnation that light them from darkness to light, 
is come into the world, yet and from the power of 
men love darkness rather Satan (or darkness) unto 
than light, because their | God, that they may receive 
deeds were evil. Col. 1: 'forgiveness of sins, an in- 
12-13, "Who hath delivered|heritance among them which 
us from the power of dark- 1 are sanctified by faith that 
ness, and hath translated us is in me." 
into the kingdom of his dear] Eph. 5:8, "For ye were 
Son. In whom we have re- sometimes darkness, but now 
demption through his blood, are ye light in the Lord: 
even the forgiveness of sins. Walk as children of light." 
"You hath he quickened, Do we always walk like chil- 
who were dead in trespasses dren of light? Verses 14, 
and sins: For by grace ye 1 16-19, Wherefore he saith, 
are saved through faith, and j awake thou that sleepest, 
not of yourselves : It is the ' and arise from the dead, and 
gift of God. When Jesus, Christ shall give thee light 
came the darkness is past I Wherefore be not unwise, 
and the true light now | but understanding what the 
shineth. Light is an effec-jwill of the Lord is. Redeem- 
tive impression, magnificent, ing the time, because the 
it produces a strong effect. | days are evil." In other 
A visible change. 2 Cor. j words, living in a day and 
5:17. "Therefore if any man time or age of much evil in 
be in Christ, he is a new i the world, 
creature. Old things are' That Jesus Christ may 
passed away. Behold, all give unto you the spirit of 



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wisdom and revelation in the 
knowledge of him, the eyes 
of your understanding being 
enlightened and what is the 
exceeding greatness of his 
power. While ye have light 
believe in the light, that ye 
may be the children of light, 
lest darkness come upon 
you, for he that walketh in 
darkness knoweth not 
whither he goeth. 1 John 
1:5, "God is light, and in 
him is no darkness at all." 
Matt. 5:14-16, "Ye are the 
light of the world, let your 
light shine before men." 
Luke 12:35, "Let your loins 
be girded about, and your 
lights burning." 

John 5:35, He (Jesus) 
was a burning, and shining- 
light. Our Saviour Jesus 
Christ, who hath abolished 
death, and hath brought life 
and immortality to light 
through the gospel. 1 John 
1:6-7, "If we say that we 
have fellowship with him, 
and walk in darkness, we lie, 
and do not the truth: but if 
we walk in the light, as he 
is in the light, we have 
fellowship one with another, 
and the blood of Jesus Christ 
eleanseth us from all sin. 
Whosoevei' believeth in me 
should not abide in dark- 
ness." Luke 11:33, "Take 
heed therefore that the light 



which is in thee be not dark- 
nes." How^ great is that 
darkness? 

1 John 2:9, "He that saith 
he is in the light, and hateth 
his brother, is in darkness 
even until now. He that 
loveth his brother abideth 
in the light." Hatred and 
sin has blinded the eyes of- 
many souls who advocate 
wai" and bloodshed, destroy- 
ing brotherly love, peace and 
union. Are you walking in 
the light of the gospel? 
Luke 2:14, "Glory to God in 
the highest, and on earth 
peace, good will toward 
men." Isaiah 59:9, "We 
wait for light, but behold 
obscurity." Psa. 119, Thy 
word is a lamp unto my feet. 
Arise for thy light is risen 
upon thee. 

Psa. 36, In thy light shall 
we see light. The Lord is 
my light, and my salvation. 
Whom shall I fear? Truly 
light is sweet, and a pleas- 
ant thing. 

Luke 2:28-32, Simeon 
came by the Spii*it into the 
temple, and when he saw the 
child Jesus, then took he 
him up in his arms, and said, 
mine eyes have seen thy 
salvation, which thou hast 
prepared before the face of 
all people, a light to lighten 
the Gentiles and the glory of 



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thy people Israel." Many in that are going on? Is there 
Israel were looking forward being enough thanksgiving 
for the Messiah to come. to keep it standing? The 
walk in the light, and thou shait Ordinances are not being 
find, ^ept as tney were delivered 

Thy heart made truly His, Unto the Saints, Psa. 100: 

Because the light hath on thee 4.5^ "Enter into his gates 

shone, with thanksgiving, and into 

Who reigns in hght above. , . ^ ^-.y^ nrni«^P- hp 

Walfe in the light, thy path shall ]^^^ S°]^V . P^aiSe, Oe 

be, I thankful unto mm, and 

Peaceful, serene, and bright, 'bless his name, f or the Lord 
For the Holy Spirit shall dwell in jg good; his mercy is ever- 

^^®^' , , . lasting; and his truth en- 

in who« no oar-^e- -^_ ^^^ ^ y^ all generations." 

Will God be pleased with 
us or will we be like those 
which came out of Egypt? 
But with many of them 
God was not well pleased: 
for they were overthrown 
in the wilderness. 1 Cor. 10: 



WHO KEEPS THE 
ORDINANCE? 



Lester Bittinger 



Psa. 99 :9, "Exalt the Lord 5-10, 11-13, "Now these 
our God, and worship at his things were our example, to 
holy hill; for the Lord our, the intent we should not lust 
God is holy." Psa. 99:8,'after evil things, as they 
"Thou answerest them, Ojalso lusted. Neither be ye 
Lord pur God: thou was a idolaters ... .neither let us 
God that forgavest them,! tempt Christ . . . , neither 
though thou tookest venge-j murmur ye." They did all 
anee of their inventions." If ithese things and w^ere de- 
the Lord would taH^ venge-j stroyed of the destroyer, 
ance on the inventiQns ajidiNow all these things happen- 
de vices which encourage sin ed unto them f or ensamples : 
so much, in this day and age, | and they are written for om* 
what would happen? This admonition, upon whom 
great nation would be cast the ends of the world are 
down in a moment of time. | come. Wherefore let him 

Hiere is this great land of .that thinketh he standeth 
America, can you or I give take heed lest he fall. There 
an account of the things has no temptation taken you 



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but such as is common to 
man: but God is faithful, 
who will not suffer you to 
be tempted above that which 
ye are able; but will with 
the temptation also make a 
way to escape, that ye may 
be able to bear it." 

Now I praise you, breth- 
ren, that ye remember me 
in all things, and keep the 
ordinances, as I delivered 
them to you," 1 Cor. 11:2. 
There are many who have 
lief t the ordinances and also 
teach there is no hell. They 
are not only deceiving others 
but also themselves. 

Grantsville, Md. 



cane roars above, and break- 
ers roar below, we could go 
calmly to sleep in that lone 
sea tower. Founded on a 
rock,' and safer than the 
I proudest palace that stands 
Ion the sandy, surf -beaten 
I shore, it cannot be moved. 
Still less the 'Rock of Ages:' 
I Who trusts in that is fit f or 
death, prepared for judg- 
Iment, since "The Lord re- 
deemeth the soul of His ser- 
vants and none of them that 
trust in Him shall be deso- 



FAITH 



"Blessed are they that 
have not seen, and yet be- 
lieved." The seen are 
shadows; the substance is 
found in the unseen. No 
cioubt, in Christ, the founda- 
tion of our faith is .unseen; 
but so is that of yonder 
tower that lifts its tall erect 
form among the waves over 
which it throws a saving 
light- It appears to rest on 
i.he rolling billows; but be- 
neath these, invisible ' and 
immovable, lies the solid 
rock on which it stands 
secure: and when the huri- 



late." 



Sel. by Ruth Wilson. 



SENTENCE SERMONS 



Lamps do not talk, but 
they do shine. Alighthotise 
sounds no drum, it beats no 
gong; and yet far over the 
waters its friendly spart is 
seen, by the mariner. Soil^t 
your actions shine out your 
religion. Let the main ser- 
mon of your life be illustra- 
ted by all your conduct 

The highest bidder for the 
crown of glory is the low- 
liest wearei' of the cross of 
self-denial . 



L:iiJ- 



Where true faith is, it will 
induce obedience, and will al- 
ways in one form or another, 
bring a blessing, ^^-jo •.. : 



BIBLE MO NITOR 

Vol. XXXI Febi^jary 15, 1953 . No. 4 

"For the faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 



OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and |1 OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
Scriptural in practice. i| the world and preach the gospel. 

II .___ 

OUR AIM- Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more peirfebt through faith and obedience. 



FLOWERS AT 
FUNERALS 

Since a number of re- 



ing flowers for the funeral: 

1: They might be some en- 
couragement and comfort to 
the nearest relatives. 2. 



quests have come to our, They may show your con- 
desk/for some thoughts con-|cern and respect for the de- 
cerning the present use of 'ceased. 3. Speakmg to the 
flowers at funerals, we shall point, they may be given be- 
attempt some reasoning] cause others give them, be- 
along this line. . | cause it has become popular 

First we definitely are injto give flowers and to see 
favor of giving flowers to, who gives the prettier ones, 
the sick whenever practical.; This may be done even when 
Flowers carry a certain one is not financially able to 
amount of cheer and en- do so. 

couragement regardless of i If the third is your rea- 
the giver behind them. Var-'son? it is defmitely unscrip- 
ious Gospel teachings on:|tural and un-christian. 'Let 
concern for one another, i nothing be done tnrough 
bearing one another's bur- strife or vainglory," Phil, 
dens and brotherly love! 2:3. ^ 'Let all things be done 
would encourage this prac- decently and m order 1 
tice Cor. 14:40. We definitely 

Now what is the motive will be required to give an 
for giving flowers after i account of the use of our 
death? They definitely are I talents, including our money, 
no help or encouragement to ; "Cast ye the unprofitable 
the dead. The following servant -into outer dark- 
might be the purpose of giv- ness," Matt. 25:30. 



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We realize that the world her decision: "Considered in- 
has highly commercialized expedient to forbid flowers 
many things which may at funerals ; vain ostentation 
have a good motive behind! and extravagance is admon- 
them. Flowers at funerals ;ished against." We can find 
is one of these. Our local; a method, of far greater 
newspaper, which has a j Eternal weight of Glory, to 
large circulation, prints, express our respects to the 
death and funeral notices I deceased or their relatives 
without charge, but they will I than by flowers. "Whatso- 
not include anything regard- ' ever ye do in word or deed, 
ing the omission of flowers, do all in the name of the 
Why? The Floral associa- Lord Jesus," Col. 3:17. 

tion advised the newspaper! 

that, if they did print such | ujg rpjjE YOUNG MAN 
notices, then their adver-| SAFE" 
tising business w^ould stop. | 

In conclusion we see noj \ r v i^ f i- 

serious objections to a fewj' rannestock 

moderately priced flowers,} ~ 

by the immediate relation, i Today this is a very im- 
if you feel no better way to portant question as I see it. 
express yourself. However, | Many people are very little 
in all cases, anything more 'concerned about their chil- 
that this can be put to fardren as to teaching them to 
better use by even relatives be respectable neighbors or 
and close friends. Some sug-'good citizens and much less 
gestions which we feel have 'concerned as to their spirit- 
'*A far more exceeding andjual welfare, 
eternal weight of glory" are : | Just recently I was told of 
Helping to defray the ex- 'two boys, the one nine years 
penses of the deceased or old and the other about 
their family. In memory ofseven years old. One of these 
the deceased: setting aside! boys was wearing a mask 
a hospital room or bed, a over his face and the other 
medical care fund or a dona-, tried to hide his face in his 
tion to one of our church cap. These boys made a 
boards. knock on a door, and one boy 

We feel General Confer- with two toy pistols pointed 
ence used gospel wisdom in directly at the man that 



BIBLE MONITOR '3 



ODened the door said, "Back- name of J6ab took the oppor- 

up, back-up, this is a hold- tunity to thi'ust three darts 

up/' through Asalom's heart. The 

TVihA' nf it- at thit ae-e ^'^^ult was a father's heart 

minds; what will take place ^hed m vam. 
in. the near future? In the! It was not safe then, 
same city I have seen others neither is it safe today to 
with toy guns, toy dagers, 'entrust our boys and girls to 
etc., playing war in the others and especially to such 
street and on the side w^alks. who are not rooted and 
A number of these children' grounded in God's word, 
have parents who profess to Parents will say, they love 
be christians, and when you their children and we must 
sneak to some of them, they let them have a good time. 
say, "0 they are just play- 1 When I was yet m my 
ing." Yes play today but | teens, I worked at a place 
what else can we expect in j where they gave me my 
the near future but an in- meals. One day after thanks 
crease in crime and murder, was given for the meal, the 
Are our boys and girls safe little boy at the table said 
under such conditions? Or,;"! want cake" (there was a 
will fathers and mothers be cake on the table that was 
forced to cry out in bitter cut in six pieces), father said 
agony in the language of ;to him, "No, we don't start 
King David wlien he wept; with cake, you must eat 
and said, "0 my son Ab-i other things first," but he 
salom, my son, my son Ab- kept on asking for cake and 
salom, would to God I had 'then mother, who usually 
died for thee, Absalom, my has more sympathy and love 
son," 2 Sam. 18:33. " ^ 



David's son had rebelled 



for the children ^ said, "0 
well, give him a piece." The 
boy quickly ate it and asked 



against his father, but his T^T ^ \n/fXv w th 
ffther, "A man after God's for the next but fatheiw^^^^^^ 
own heart" still loved himj^ore sternness said No, you 
and gave charge to all his must eat something else, but 
captains, telling them to deal when the boy was about to 
gently with his son, but one cry, mother said, "0 well, 
of these captains by the give him another piece." 



BIBLE MONITOR 



BIB IE MONITOR case had a far sighted love, 
tTr~7T7,4^ ~lZ"-~Zrr Trr^o looking in the future. What 

West Milton, Ohio, February 15, 1953 i • i ^ i i i 

. kmd 01 love do v^e have to- 

Pwblished semi-monthly by the day? What kind? 

.. Board of Publication 01 the Dunk- This question, aS to 
ard Bretnren Church in the plant 1,1 v j • i 

of the Record Printing Co., Com- Whether OUF boyS and , girls 

merciai Printers 2-4 siouth Miami are Safe today is of f ar Hiore 

street. West Milton, Ohio. '^ 1. ^u i, 1. 

^tered a^ second class matter l^P^rtance than what We 

October 1, 1932, at the Post Office, may realize, because 01 
Act^'^fLIIch'^S' mf' ""'^^'" *^^^^^^'^^i^^^^ environments, im- 

Terms: Single subscription, $1.00 a P^'OP^r teaching and train- 
year in advance. , ing, educational system. 
.Howard J. surbey, Rd. NO. e.'^^rth ^o^d _ Condition, religious 

. Oanton, Ohio. Editor. COniUSlOn, etC. 

Send all subscriptiom and com- Hereditv has more to do 

municatons to the Editor. ' .,, ", ., , ^, 

Paul R. Myers, Gree»tow«, Ohio, With our children than some 

Assistant Editor. .parents are willing to admit, 

L^^'^» ^^J}^^^' Vienna Va., A«so- Environments with th e 

• ciate Editor. , . „ 

Ii.^aac Jarboe, Grandview, Mo.. As-^^^^^m conveniences of 

sociafce Editor. , travel has ruined many a 



boy and girl. Improper 
The boy ate four pieces and teaching and training (or 
was about full but he asked possibly I should say no 
for the fifth piece. Reader, 'teaching or training) has 
which one really loved the had its effect upon the 
boy, father or mother? jhuman race. Think of the 
Which one? The wise Solo- ungodly things taking place 
mon said Prov. 29:15, "The in many of our educational 
rod and reproof give wis- , institutions and the ungodly 
dom; but a child left to him-' literature and television in 
self bringeth his mother tOjboth the schools and homes, 
shame" and the writer to 'When we think of these 
the Hebrews says "Whom! things the ansv/er to the 
the Lord loveth he chasten-! question, are the young folks 
eth," Heb. 12:6. (safe, is, definitely No! 

I contend that both loved! When we think of the 
the child, mother had what many religions that are 
I caU a short sighted love, preached by men who claim 
flooded with human sym- to be God's called ministers, 
pathy and father in this it demands of us, the Dunk- 



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ard Brethren church, to take, 
a firmer stand than ever be- 
fore. 

So many churches have 
drifted far from the founda- 
tion on which they first 
built. They have thrown 
down the bars between the' 
church and the world, for 
the purpose of getting num- 
bers and in a good many in- 
stances for financial sup-! 
port.. Can we expect that 
without a very special effort 
these conditions will better 
themselves ?" "t i>>0'j i 

A young girl that w^as 
very fond of reading, after 
the school term, asked 
mother to get some books for 
her to read. Mother told 
her "there is no better book 
to read than the Bible, read 
the Bible." After reading 
the Bible through several i 
times, she insisted on read- 
ing church history, mother 
said, "why church history"! 
and her reply was "I am won-; 
deriiig as to when and how \ 
the changes took place, sure-, 
ly, they are now far from! 
doing what the Bible says."; 

Could it be possible that 
in course of time some girl 
Who has carefully read the 
Bible may ask to read the 
history of our own church? 
What say ye? 
^y R. 3, Lititz, Pa. 



HIGHWAY OF 
RIGHTEOUSNESS 



C. M. Kintner 



"x\nd an highway shall be 
there, and a way, and it 
shall be called The Way of 
Holiness; the unclean shall 
not pa«s over it ; but it shall 
be for those: the wayfaring 
men, though fools, shall not 
err therein," Isaiah 35:8. 
Isaiah foresaw the coming 
of John the Baptist to pre- 
pare the highway of peace 
and joy unto the Lord. 'The 
voice of him that crieth in 
the wilderness, Prepare ye 
the way of the Lord, made 
straight in the desert a high- 
way for our God," Isaiah 
40:3. 

I John came and preached, 
the kingdom of heaven is. at 
hand, the door is open and 
ready for the people to re- 
pent and be baptized for the 
remission of sin, to enter in 
God's kingdom upon his 
highway of righteousness. 
"Enter ye in at the strait 
gate: for wide is the gate, 
and broad is the way, that 
leadeth to destruction, and 
'many there be which go in 
thereat: Because strait, is 
the gate, and narrow is the 
way, which leadeth unto life, 



6 BIBLE MONITOR 



and few there be that find reference to the natural ax, 
it," Matt. 7:13-14 it is a cominon tool and one 

God's way is made that amost everyone is 
straight from earth to familiar with. It is easy, to 
heaven. "Every valley shall learii how to use. It is a 
befilled, and every mountain! symbol of God's word. The 
and hill shall be brought gospel axe is laid down to 
low; and the crooked shall every generation, nation, 
be made straight, and the 'and people. It is not laid at 
rough ways shall be made the root, of the trees, just to 
smooth; and all flesh shall hew them down to be cast 
see the sanation of God,'\into the fire, but to be used 
Luke 3:5-6. .."He hath put to trim out the dead, and 
down the mighty from their evil works and thoughts out 
seats, and exalted them of of our lives and minds and 
low degree. He hath filled make us good fruit, bearing 
the hungry with good servants for our Heavenly 
things : and the rich he hath .Father's use. , 
sent empty away," Xuke 1:j The axe is a dangerous 
52-53. * y.'^^i^^jt^miv/ t*aj jtool if not carefully, and 
God's word' is gimplfe' ^hd properly used. It is not to 
plain, no one should misun- be tampered with; njeither, 
derstand it. It humbles the is the word of God. "P'or tjie 
highminded, and Hfts up the: word of God is quick, and 
fallen, strengthens t h e|powerful, and sharper than 
weak in faith, and fills their any two edged sword, pierc- 
hearts with God's love. How jing even to the dividing- 
pleasant it is to hear God's asunder of soul and spirit, 
word and obey it. It brings and of the joints and mar- 
peace and joy to the soul, row, and is a discerner of 
and a hope beyond this life the thoughts and intents of 
of better things to come, 'the heart," Heb. 4:12. 
than this world can give. I "But the natural man re- 
John in his preaching ceiveth not the things of 
says: "And now also the axe 'the Spirit of God: for they 
is laid unto the root of the are foolishness unto him: 
trees: therefore every tree neither can he know them, 
that bringeth not forth good | because they are spiritually 
fruit is hewn down, and cast discerned," I Cor. 2:14 and 
into the fire," Matt. 3:10. In Romans 7:7-9. The word 



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searches out and brings to: So it ^^7^"^^! W 
lieht every thought and in- we do not fall into the line 
tention of our minds, every- of covetousness and long lor 
thing we say and do is open some things the world prizes 
before the Lord. A carnal.and worships which cio not 
mind will not produce spirit- 1 belong to professors ol 
nal fruits. We must be righteousness, 
spiritually minded. The] At one time it was con- 
carnal mind is at enmity, sidered that the telephone 
and not subject to God's will, i would be the answer to con- 
"Herein is my Father .tentment m the home out it 
glorified, that ye bear much 'did not prove that purpose, 
fruit; so shall ye be m.y dis-,Then along with other in- 
cioles" John 15:8. "Ye are yentions it seemed that 
the lieht of the world,", radio was the answer but it 
Matt 5 '14 Let us be more would not content. ^ 
friendly and cheerful to| Then when television was 
each other and manifest the perfected surely that would 
love of God within our prove a means tor content- 
hearts— brighten the corner ment at home, but many 
where vou are. Inights, as before, all is dark 

Converse, Ind. i about the premises and all 

__„.- — - I are gone to town for ^ the 

CONTENTMENT i shows and other attractions, 

inot for edification. 

C F Rush I So we naturally conclude 

that contentment is on the 
wane and the world runs to 
and fro. 

1 Tim. 6:6, "But Godliness 
with contentment is great 

£rS'' Ur"foSe|^t;dliness indicate, a ^eek 
thee " Thfs admonition was and quiet spirit which is m 
riven by Paul to Hebrews, the sight of. God of ^-eat 
It assuies them that truelprice. This is an attribute to 
sincfr^ followers of the Lord e-taitment of which the 
will receive the necessary world knows but iittie. a^ 
^sve and protection due time goes on it is considered 
them. that past practices and 



Heb. 13:5, "Let you con- 
versation be without covet- 
ousness; and be content with 
such things as ye have: for 



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BETHEL, PA. 



methods do not fit into the '-lailing list in the near future, 
modern program but experi- :j^e appreciate the cooperation of 
^, * , ^.. : the various correspondents m 

eiiCe teaches and, proves that ^j-glng their congreations to keep 
they are, especially pertain- their renewals up to date and in 
ing to the plan of salvation. ! keeping us informed of any changes 

We hear much of new. of address. . 
translations of the Bible but I —Editor, 

we are commanded to not' 
add too or take from. The] 

good old reliable Book haS| We, the members of the Bethel 
the plain instructions and congregation met in council S'at- 
We must obey them. So why "rday evening, Jan. 17th. The 
should true followers want "?"f^^^S was opened by Bro a. g 
, 1.1 T^ - 1 Fahnestock, who read 1 Cor. 13 ana 

to prune the iile out and run j^^ us m prayer for the work of 

tne great risk. of COndemna- the church., a presiding eider and 

tion. : church, and Sunday school officers 

Mav we as a people move "^'^^'^ elected for the coming year. 

on in" the new year with re- ,- ?' ?"^^'/°^' ^''^' Tv, ^^''^ 

n . *', T f, had difficulty m securing the ser- 

newed ^courage to live for vices of someone to be janitor of 
Him, that we- m^y be quali- our church house. Bro. Uoyd Reed 
fled for the great day to volunteered to see to keeping the 
meet the glorified throng houi,e dean and -heated for our 
gone before. So let us be weekly worship. We appreciate this 
^ , , ., , Til' kind offer and may the Lord bless 

content with such things as ^im for it. 

we have for every good and it was decided to use the new 

to edification. hymnals that were purchased, at 

R. 5 Peru Ind. I ^^^^ Bethel house. All business was 

' I conducted in a quiet and orderly 

manner. We were admonished by 

't' ~ I our Elder to try sincerly to do our 

' NFWS TTPMS I duty in our own place, in the com- 

• I I j *^S y^^^* ^^^ ^° press steiadily on- 

n — '- D ward. Our prayer is that we all 

RENEWALS I ^^'^ ^° ^° ^^^ best! Bro. James 

j Kegerreis closed the meeting with 

1T7 ^ Ti u • I prayer. 

We appreciate the way subscrip-, g^^^ ^^ ^ ^^^ 

tion renewals have been coming in. i . 

Also the number of new subscrip-! "" ~~' 

tions we have recently received. f f* GOSHEN, IND. 

V/e wish, all who have not already ■ , . ■■ 

lenev/ed their subscriptions, would The Goshen congregation met in 

do so soon as we plan to revise the council on Dec. 19th at 7:30 p. m. 



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Hymn No. 477 was sung. Bro. Roy oisened by singing No. 210. Bro. 
Swihart read and. made a few re- Warren Smith read the second 
marks on Romans 12. Sister Clara chapter of Ephesiahs and led in 
Gunderman gave the opening prayer. Our elder, Bro. Harry Ah- 
prayer. dfews theii took charge. It being 

A little unfinished business was time for the yearly election of 
disposed of quickly so that we officers we proceeded with the 
might get underway v/ith the elec- election. Sunday school officer 
tio of officers for the yea.r 1953. and teachers wel'e chosen for the 
Prayer meeting is being held in .the hew year. 

homes during the winter months, pur Spring Lovefeast date was 
Several of , our members have been set for Saturday and Sunday, April 
ill with colds and influenza. This 4th and 5th. All who can, please 
has caused our attendance at come and enjoy these- tneetings 
services to be quite irregular the with us. 
last few weeks. - I The time for our fall series of 

May we all strive to do more and meetings was discussed. The min- 

better work,- for, our Lord and ister secured and time to be an- 

Master, in the,. year which is just nounced later. All business was 

begun than we did in the past year, conducted in a Christian manner. 

Sister Maurine Carpenter, Cor. Meeting was clased by singing and 

— — i prayer. 

SHREWSBURY, PA. ^ | Bro. Andrews was with us for 
— - — ^ . '■-'''% Sunday morning service Dec. 21, 

The Shrewsbury Dunkard Bretii- and gave a wonderful message from 
ren met in regular quarterly God's Holy Word; 
council, Dec. 29, 1952, at 7 p. m. gome of our number are suffer- 
Bro. Howard Myers chose hymn No: j^g from the hand of affliction, 
56 and- read Eph. 5:1-18, then led ^^d we beg an interest in -the 
us in prayer, after which our elder, players of the faithful in their be- 
J. H. Myers then took charge. i^^lf. Also for the work'bf the 

J. The minutes af last council were ^^^.^ ^t this place. We hope any 
read. There was an item of un- one passing this way will stop ahd 
finished business came before the worship with us during the new 
church which was cared for iti a yg^r 

christian way. We elected officers ' gi^ter Emery Wertz, Cor. 

for the new year. ., 

Minutes were read and accepted,' ': 

song 264 was sung arid Elder J. H.I WAUSEON, OHIO 

Myers led in closing prayer. j - -^~ 

,■-,,;" Sheila ^tump . Cor. j ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^.^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ 

y,/^f.^^ 'Brethren church met for regular 

i^-r -• McCLAVE, COLO. j council Saturday evening, Dec, '6th. 

^ Opening song No. 678. Bro. Charles 

• McClave Dunkard Brethren Leatherman read Romahs 8:1-11 
church met' in regular quarterly and' led in prayer. Our elder, Mel- 
Council on Dec. ^0, 1952. Meeting vin Roesch took charge. 



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The main business was the elec- the hospital and the school. He 
tion of church and Sundaj' school appreciated the sympathy shown to 
officers for the coming year. We him by many friends. 
also decided to have Bible Study Richard took his afflictions Very 
every Wednesday evening in our patiently and in his last illness 
homes. A few other items of busi- called for the anointing service. 
ness was, taken care of. We chose His good example will live on in the 
an evangelist for our fall meetings, memory of others. He is sadly 
which will be announced later. missed in the home and we believe 

On Sunday, Dec. 14, we were our loss is his gain. 
very glad to have Bro. Ray Reed He is survived by his father and 
and family of Dallas Center, Iowa, ' mother, two brothers, Lester Marks, 
with us. Bro. Reed gave us a very Lancaster county; Clarence at 
good message. home; also a sister, Evelyn, at home. 

Sarah Roesch, Cor. | Funeral services were held Nov. 

. 30th, brief services at the Burg 

funeral home. Red Lion, with con- 
cluding services in the Shrews- 
ORITITARY i ^^^^ church. Elder A. G. Faline- 

1 stock officiated, assisted by Elders 

__^ — D J jj Myers and David Ebling. 

RICHARD K. MARKS Burial in the adjoining cemetery. 
Sheila Stump, Cor. 



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Bro. Richard K. Marks departed m„p^p, PRAPOQITTOIVIQ 
this life Nov. 27, 1932, at the home 1111111,11, 1 tCUrUM 1 lUJN O 

of his parents, Joseph F. and Mar- ; 

garet Marks, at the age of 15 years,! Wm, Root 

11 months and 27 days. { ,'- v 

He was born Nov. 30, 1937 and} 
was baptized and received in Dunk- Part 4 

ard Brethren church at Shrews- j j^^ ^^-^ g^,^. j^ ^ ^ jj 
bury, Sept. 2, 1946. When he wa^s* ,. 4-1-l* rl * 

in. good health he attended Sunday ^^^^^^^ ^^^^ tnircl proposi- 
school and church services. Bro. tion, "We shall be judged by 
Richard became inflicted mth a;OUr WOl'ks." 

disease doctors clamed came Dear reader if YOU are 

through heritage and there wa^s no! ^^g ^,,j^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ 
medical treatment to cure it. They ', t i j^ • 

thought it to be only in his left gc)od works have a part in 

arm. so it was removed which later yOUr SalvatlOn. If yOU do not 

rioved to be a failure in saving consider faith in Christ, to 
his. life. He was a patient at the believe on the Lord Jesus 

York hospital for two weeks, in the (.^^^^^ ^^ ^^,^^ ^^^.^.^ ^y^^^ 
early part of the year, many times , j? ^ i • 

he had expressed his desire to re- ^^ COnieSS nim aS yOUr per- 
turn to his home. For his age he SOlial SaVlOUr. If in yOUr 
was a very dependable in the home, mind this is all yOU need tO 



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do to be saved, how then are righteous should be as the 
you going to meet God's wicked, that be far from 
great judgment day? How | thee: Shall not the judge of 
can you face God when you all the earth do right?" 
are judged according to your j To the righteous there is 
works? ,/ I great comfort, that if they 

The Bible is plain and ! continue in his righteousness 
specific in its teaching on! until death they will escape 
this subject, there are many | the destruction of God's 
scriptures bearing on theiwrath, for they, as well as 
fact of God's judgment. Let 'the wicked, will be judged 
us note them. We are taught according to their works. 
that judgment comes after; For, "The Lord knoweth 
death. Heb. 9:27, "And as it how to deliver the godly out 
is appointed unto men once of temptation, and to re- 
to die, but after this the serve the unjust unto the 
judgment." Two appoint-; day of judgment to be puii- 
ments from God,- death and ished," 2 Pet. 2:9. 
judgment, there^ no escape! "Herein is our love made 
from either .of them. C perfect, that we may have 
'^^ Who shall be the judge at boldness in the day of judg- 
that great day ? God is con- ment : because as he is, so 
sidered as judge of all the are we in this w^orld," 1 Jno. 
earth/\;:;^^;;,-,Jt^,T?^-_-l; ]4:17. • ' 

In the' a'dcoiiilt of Sdi^pm!" David recognized the 
and Gomorrah, when Abf a- 'justice, as well as the mercy 
ham plead for Sodom, Gen. of the judge at the day of 
18:23-25, ; "And Abraham i judgment. Psa. 62:12, "Also 
drew near, and said, "Wilt unto thee, Lord, belongeth 
'^itbou also destroy the right-! mercy: for thou renderest 
'eous with the'wicked? Pre- to every man according to 
adventure there be fifty i his works." 
righteous within the city:' Matt: 7:22, "Many will say 
wilt thou also destroy and! to me in that day, Lord, 
not spare the, place for the Lord, have we not prophe- 
fifty righteous that are' sied in thy name? and in thy 
therein? Thus be far from name have cast out devils? 
thee to do after this manner, and in thy name done many 
to slay the righteous with w^onderful works? (those 
the wicked: and that the works of which a man might 



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boast). And then will I open upon all the ways of 
profess unto them, I never tne sons of men : to give 
knew you: depart from me, 'everyone according to his 
ye that work iniquity." ^ ways, and according to the 
(This does not mean those :fruit of his doings," Jer. 32: 
works which I commanded j 18-19. 

you.) [ Peter saj^s again, "And if 

Jer. 17:10, "I the Lord ye call on the Father, who 
search the heart, 1 try the, with out respect of persons 
reins, even to give every man judge th according to every 
according to his ways, and man's work, pass the time of 
according to the fruit of his your sojourning here in 
doings." ifear,"l Pet. 1:17. : 

•'I am the true vine, and j Ye,a, God is the judge of 
my Father is the husband- all the world, yet the word 
man. Every branch in me tells us that, that judgment 
that beareth not fruit he is by the Son. Jno. 5:22, 
taketh away : and every "Foi' the Father judgeth no 
branch that beareth fruit, man, but hath committed all 
he purgeth it, that it may judgment, unto the Son." 
bring forth more fruit. Now Acts 10:42, "And hie coni- 
ye are clean through the manded us to preach unto 
word which I have spoken the people, and to testify 
unto you," Jno. 15:1-3. Made that it is he which was or- 
clean through his word, (his dained of God to be the judge 
commandments are, kept,jof the quick and dead." 
good works are maintained,! "And before him shall be 

. along v>^ith faith), cleansed 'gathered all nations : and he 

i and purified through the shall separate them one from 
obedience of the truth. | another, as a shepherd 

r But "If a man abide not divideth his sheep from the 
in me, he is cast forth as a goats,, "Matt. 25:32. 

, branch, and is withered;} Acts 17:31, "Because he 
and men gather them, and! hath appointed a day, in 
cast them into the fire, and which he 'will judge the 
they are burned," Jno. 15:6. i world in righteousness by 
"rhe mighty God, the Lord that man whom he hath or- 
of hosts, is his name, great dained;. whereof .he hath 
in counsel, and mighty in given assurance unto all men 
work: for thine eyes are, in that he hath raised him 



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from the dead." 
' Can any man doubt the 
multitude of evidence, from 
all these scriptures, that 
Christ is the eternal judge 
of all men, according to their 
works? Paul farther states 
that this judgment will be 
according to the secrets of 
men. Rom. 2 :16, "In the day 
when God shall judge the 
secrets of men by Jesus | 
Christ according to my' 
gospel." He we have it, we 
shall not only be judged by 
or according to our works, 
but it shall be according to 
the gospel which Paul 
preached, which he said he 
received from Christ. 

So we conclude, by the 
Bible, which is the ^zC^prd of 
God, that our works shall be 
measured or compared with 
the gospel of our Lord and 
Savious Jesus Christ, with 
judgment written thet'ein. 

We shall all be there on 
that day. "But why dost thou 
judge thy brother ? or why 
dost thou set at nought thy 
brother? for we shall all 
stand before the judgment 
seat of Christ," Rom. 14:10. 

Dear reader,' knowing 
these things, let us consider 
PauFs charge to Timothy. 
2Tim. 4:1, "I charge thee 
therefore before God, and 
the Lord Jesus, Christ, who 



shall judge the quick and the 
dead at his appearing and 
his kingdom." In conclusion 
we wish to point out the con- 
dition of the righteous, as 
well as that of the wicked, 
their sentence and final 
abode after judgment. 

To the righteous there is 
perfect love and consolation. 
1 Jno. 4:17, "Herein is our 
love made perfect, thatWe 
may have boldness in the 
day of judgment because as 
he is, so are we in this 
world." Yes, the rightedus 
will have boldness, while the 
wicked shall have fear, 
which will you choose? 

To the wicked, we admon- 
ish you, turn from your 
wickedness and sins, for, 
"Behold, the Lord eometh 
with ten thousands of his 
saints, to execute judgment 
upon all, and to convince all 
that are ungodly among 
them of all their ungodly 
deeds which they have un- 
godly committed, and of all 
their hard speeches which 
ungodly sinners have spoken 
against him," Jude 14-15. 

Jesus said, ''But I say unto 
you, it shall be more toler- 
able for Tyre and Sidon at 
the day of judgment, than 
for you," Matt. 11:22. 

As their works are, in this 
world so shall it be. "And 



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whosoever shall not receive 
you, nor hear you,, when ye 
depart thence, shake off the 
dustun^er your feet for a 
testimony against them. 
Verily I say unto you, it 
shall be. more tolerable for 
Bodom and Gomorrah in that 
day of judgment, than for 
that city," Mark 6:11. "And 
this is the condemnation, 
that light is come into the 
world, and men loved dark- 
ness rather than light, be- 
cause their deeds were evil," 
Jno. 8:19. Jno, 9:41," Jesiis 
said unto them,, if ye were 
blind, ye should have no sin: 
but now ye say, we see ; 
therefore your sin remain- 
eth." . "if I had not come 
and spoken unto them, they 
had not had sin; . but now 
they have no cloak for their 
sin." 

"And I said in minei heart, 
God shall judge the right- 
eous and the wicked: for 
there is a time there for 
every purpose and for every 
work." 

Let us now take a glimpse 
at the great judgment day. 
Rev. 20:12, "And I saw the 
dead, small and great, stand 
before Qod ; , and the books 
were opened, (a record of 
pur lives, our works), and 
another book was opened, 
(the Bible) which is the 



book of life: and the' dead 
were judged out of those 
things which were written 
in the books, according to 
their works." 

In all seriousness, get the 
picture. "And the sea gave 
up the dead which were in 
it ; and death and hell de- 
livered up the dead which 
were in them : and they were 
judged every man according 
to ther works." And death 
and hell were cast into the 
lake of fire. This is the 
second death. And whoso- 
ever was not found written 
in the book of life was ca^t 
into the lake of fire," Rev. 
20:13-15. 

Christian professor, if you 
read these truths of God, 
can you believe now, that 
God-s grace will save you 
without obedience to the 
commands of Christ, and 
without good works? Once 
again we say, obedience to 
all the conimands of the New 
Testament, concerning the 
conditions of. salvation, such 
as are proclaimed in God's 
book, embodied in our faith 
in Jesus Christ, such as re- 
pentance, confession and 
water baptism, are not in- 
cluded as man's works. 

As we leave these mes- 
sages, we beseech thee, do 
not forget Christ's message 



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in his Revelation to John and 
to us. 

"And behold, I come quick 
\y; and my reward is with 
me, to give every man ac- 
cording as his work shall be. 
I am Alpha and Omega, the 
beginning and the end, the 
first and the last. Blessed 
are they that do his com- 
mandments, that they may 
have right to the tree of life, 
and may enter in through 
the gates into the city. For 
without are dogs, and sor- 
cerers, and whoremongers, 
and murderers, and idola- 
ters, and whosoever loveth 
and maketh a lie," Rev. 22: 
12:15. 
t>9ni:';-;irQj.g^^ Bend, Kans 



TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 



•+ .,,.,tj.- 



Paul R. Myers 



Part XXII. The Jericho 
Road. 

We had a very thorough 
coverage of the Biblical 
places around Jericho. We 
enjoyed our visit there very 
much. We gi'eatly apprecia- 
ted the interest our guides 
took in us being so willing to 
show us the important 
places, in answering our in- 
numerable questions and 



giving us the scriptures ap- 
plicable to each of the places 
we visited. They never hesi- 
tated to tell us if the thing 
we were viewing was au- 
thentic or probable. 

After packing our lug- 
gage we were ready to leave 
this Biblical city. Our 
guides informed us that we 
would travel the Jericho 
Road towards Jerusalem. 
This information thrilled us 
very much. The road over 
which we were about to 
travel, Jesus traveled many 
times. We often sang and 
heard sung the song, "On 
the Jericho Road." We were 
about to travel this same 
road. 

The Jericho Road is 
macadamized as are many 
of the roads in Palestine. 
They are improved to better 
accommodate the many tour- 
ists who visit this land each 
year. Catering to tourists 
provide a substantial income 
to Palestine. 

As we were leaving 
Jericho and continued on 
our way out in the rural sec- 
tion, we passed many, many 
women walking to Elisha's 
Spring. Also, many men 
with donkeys, same as Jesus 
rode when He made His 
[triumphal entry into Jeru- 
'salem, traveling either direc- 



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tion on the Jericho road. 
We passed men leading 
camels. They are used as 
beasts of . burden. Near 
Jericho we saw camels pull- 
ing the plow. 

We passed a group of 
three women which I wish 
to describe. I took notes and 
feel that it will help the 
reader to envision their way 
of life, by explaining in word 
their appearance as we saw 
them. These three were 
very typical of all, women in 
Palestine. 

One woman had a bag full 
of grain on the top of her 
head. It was a large burlap 
bag and contained no less 
than a bushel or perhaps a 
bushel and a half. She car- 
ried it very easily, unsup- 
ported with her hands. 

The second lady was 
cairying a large bundle 
which concealed its contents. 
The third lady apparently 
had either been to a market 
or was returning from some 
vegetable garden as she was 
carrying a very large bunch 
of carrots on top of her head. 
All three walked very up- 
right and fasti They can] 
walk fast, stop suddenly or 
tui-n completely around, yet 
the load on their .fe^ad re- 
mains intact . ^ - : 

All three women were 



dressed in black. They were 
barefooted. They were very 
sober, intently bent on do- 
ing the work before them. 
The women of Palestine are 
very hard workers. These 
particular three were rather 
tall, dark complexioned and 
underweight rather than 
overweight. They carried 
the impression on their faces 
that a good rounded out full 
meal may be just what they 
needed. As they disappear- 
ed from our view, they made 
a lasting impression on us. 

Next, we passed several 
men ¥/ith donkeys. Each 
donkey was laden with large 
bags which we presumed 
were filled with wool, being 
taken to market. . We saw 
women carrying large brush 
piles on top of their head, 
taking it home for fuel. 

As we made our way over 
the Jericho Road, we were 
amazed to see so much very 
stony soil. Many small 
fields were practically cover- 
ed with stones, yet attempts 
were made to plow and culti- 
vate them. We found this 
same condition all over Pal- 
estine. We will describe the 
land conditions in a later 
chapter. 

Along the Jericho road as 
well as elsewhere, many 
small fields have been clear- 



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ed of the stones. Over the 
generations, the tillers of 
these small tracts, by hard 
labor, have removed hun- 
dreds of tons of stones, using 
the stones to build fences 
around their small fields. 

Many of their fields are 
oil the mountain sides and 
are. terraced, one above the 
other, yet separated by the 
stone fences. 

As we continued our tour 
over this road, we passed 
within seeing distance of 
where our plane was forced 
down at Gilgal. It was still 
there, a prisoner in the mud. 

Next, we passed near the 
Dea Sea, where we visited 
before. It was on our left. 
From Jericho to Jerusalem 
via the Jericho road, it is a 
distance of twenty-three 
miles. 

We came to the ruins of 
a large stone building. Our 
drivers pulled off the high- 
way. Our guide told us to 
leave the cars and follow 
him. How thrilled we were 
to walk up to and into the 
ruins of the Samaritan Inn^ 

This is authentic. . The 
walls are three feet thick, all 
made of stone. The wooden 
part of the structure has 
long ago deteriorated. The 
walls of both the Inn and 
the stables are still standing, 



although partly in ruin. It 
is truly a Biblical landmark. 
Here w« had worship as we 
did at most of the Biblical 
places. 

We turned to the portion 
of God's Word referring to 
this Inn, namely Luke 10: 
25-37. We read it, comment- 
ed on it, then had pi*ayer. 
The gist of the teaching con- 
tained in this scripture, 
given by Jesus, is this: A 
certain man was journeying 
from Jerusalem to Jericho 
on the Jericho road. He fell 
among thieves who wounded 
him and robbed him of his 
clothing. They left him ly- 
ing in that condition half 
dead. 

Jesus says a certain priest 
came that way, looked upon 
the wounded man and passed 
by. Also, a levite came, look- 
ed on him and he likewise 
passed by on the other side. 
A certain Samaritan came 
by and when he saw this 
man he had compassion on 
him. He rendered the in- 
jured man first aid, then put 
him on his own beast and 
took him to the Samaritan 
Inn. He paid for his care 
and promised to pay what- 
ever extra cost might be in- 
volved. Jesus meant to 
teach that the priest and the 
levite who made a profes- 



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sion, failed to practice their 
profession. Hhe Samaritan 
was the good neighbor and 
shewed mercy to the one in 
need. 

Might we be true to our 
profession and be good 
Samaritans. Might we be 
true to our profession and 
be good Samaritans. Might 
we be true burden bearers 
and do good unto all men. 

Without question, Jesus 
passed this Inn many times 
in His Journeying between 
Jerusalem and Jericho. I 
believe each time He passed 
this inn after this occasion, 
He was reminded of the 
great lesson He taught con- 
cerning it. 

As we paused before the 
Inn, we were deeply impress- 
ed. To see what Jesus saw 
and taught about was cer- 
tainly inspiring. We were 
reminded of the teachings 
of Jesus. May we never for- 
get them. May we ever 
practice what He taught 
here. 

We continued on the 
Jericho road towards Jeru- 
salem. On the way, before 
reaching Jerusalem, we 
visited the city of Bethany, 
which will be the subject of 
the next chapter. 
Chapter XXIII. Bethany. 

Traveling between Jericho 



and Jerusalem, we came to 
the city of Bethany. It lies 
nearly due east from Jeru- 
salem, and is near it. We 
read in John 11:18, "Now 
Bethany was nigh unto 
Jerusalem, about fifteen fur- 
longs off." A furlong is ap- 
proximately six hundred 
sixty feet, or one eighth mile 
long, thus making the dis- 
tance between Jerusalem 
and Bethany a trifle less 
than two miles. 

Bethany lies against the 
Mount of Olives. From 
Bethany a very good view of 
Jerusalem can be had, be- 
cause Jerusalem is a "city 
set on a hill." The word 
"Bethany" means the house 
of dates. It probably obtain- 
ed its name from the many 
date palms which flourish 
here. 

To the west of Bethany is 
Bethphage, the locality and 
setting for the parable of the 
withered fig tree. We visit- 
ed this city. Its Biblical 
significance touched us as 
we viewed it. It was while 
Jesus was completing His 
mission here on earth, that 
from Bethphage and Beth- 
any He sent forth two of 
His disciples to prepare the 
way for His triumphant en- 
try into Jerusalem. Mark 
11:1-11. This, His last 



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journey to Jerusalem, began 
at these two cities. 

Bethany is one of the 
many interesting cities of 
Palestine. It is referred to 
frequently, in connection 
with the life and teaching of 
the Master. 

j^f History records that Obed, 
the son of Ruth and Boaz 
was born near Bethany. 

To walk upon the streets 
of Bethany truly brings one 
close to Jesus because here 
He walked many times. 
Jesus was human as well as| 
Divine. He was obedient 
unto His Father in Heaven. 
x\t the same time He mingled 
among men and women. 

Two very prominent 
homes in Bethany are re- 
ferred to in God's Holy 
Word. One is the home of 
Mary and Martha and the 
other is the home of Simon 
the Leper. Jesus visited 
these homes in person. 
-rj.He loved to call at the 
home of Mary and Martha. 
He frequented their home. 
He loved them, John 11:5, 
"Now Jesus loved Martha,! 
and her sister, and Lazarus." 

Upon one occasion, at the 
time Lazarus died, many 
Jews came to this home to 
comfort Mary and Martha 
over the death of their 



brother. Jesus knew of the 
death and knew the home 
was broken and that Mary 
and Martha were mourning 
the departure of their loved 
one. .;;^^j:^';*:;V^*';*^* ^' "■^'vv;; 

As Jesfis xvas* m^Mng His 
way towards their home, 
Mary and Martha went to 
meet Him. He was touched 
by the tears that were be- 
ing shed, to the extent that 
He wept, also. How tender- 
ly Jesus feels for each of us, 
when we are in need of 
help and sympathy. He in- 
tercedes before God in our 
every behalf. He is touched 
by our infirmities. 

Jesus called Lazarus from 
the grave and he came 
forth. He not only comfort- 
ed and consoled Mary and 
Martha, but He proved His 
power over death and the 
grave. What He did for 
Lazarus, He will on resur- 
rection do for each one who 
has been true and faithful to 
Him. 

At another time, while 
Jesus w^as visiting in this 
home, Mary anointed His 
feet with costly ointment 
and wiped his feet with her 
hair, John 12:3. Thus we 
can see the close relationship 
that existed between this 
home and Jesus. Ma,y we 
maintain such close relation- 



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ship with Jesus. 
vrWe viewed the stone walls 
yet remaining of the home of 
Mary and Martha. It re- 
mains a landmark. It truly 
left a very vivid impression 
on our minds as we stood 
within its shadows,^ ^..j'^^^ 
Ruins remain of the home 
of Simon the leper. It was 
in Simon's home that Jesus 
visited upon one occasion, 
when the woman having an 
alabaster box of precious 
ointment anointed the head 
of Jesus, as He and the dis- 
ciples were eating. Read 
Matt. 26:l-13j;Trali, 

These homes referred to 
in the Bible were just as real 
and able to be located as are 
yours and mine. We were 
thrilled to look upon their 
ruins, knowing full well that 
Jesus had been there in per- 
son. He actually visited 
there and made His abode 
there. He ate meals there. 

We want Jesus to make 
His abode in our home. 
Might we ever welcome Him, 
never locking the door of 
our hearts against Him. May 
He always be the unseen, but 
feelingly near guest in our 
hpme. Jesus loved to abide 
at the home of Mary and 
Martha and He wants to 
abide in our homes as well. 



These two homes were 
built of stone and mud, as 
Were nlany of the buildings 
of that day. The walls re- 
main, all wood having de- 
cayed away. .' < • '^ 

Bethany today Is 'a \ busy 
little city. Its present name 
is not Bethany, but El 
Azariyeh, meaning the city 
of Lazarus. 

It is surrounded with 
many olive, almond, prome- 
granate, oak and carob 
trees. Many of the build- 
ings in the old part of the 
city are in ruins and look 
wretched and deserted. 

lam sure that each of us 
who Were permitted to visit 
this city felt that we were 
walking in His footsteps, 
separated from the real per- 
sonage of Jesus by abotit two 
thousand years. How thank- 
ful we should be that we 
can have Him in our hearts, 
near ,not distant. '*'^*^ '-*^'^**' 

As We were ready to leave 
Bethany, we had the feeling 
that we should stop by and 
bid Mary and Martha and 
Lazarus goodbye. We could 
not do that, but if we live as 
Jesus would have us live, we 
believe that some day we 
can bid them goodmorning. 
(To be continued.) ''" 
Box 117, Greentown, 0; ' 



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BAPTISM 



Wilfred Umland 



In our discussion we want 
to learn of baptism. Let us 
begin from Matt. 3:7, "But 
when he saw many of the 
Pharisees and Saducees 
come to his baptism, he said 
unto them, generation of 
vipers, who hath warned you 
to flee the wrath to come." 
Rom. 6:5-7, "For if we have 
been planted together in the 
likeness of his death, we 
shall be also in the likeness 
of his resurrection. Know- 
ing this, that our old man is 
crucified with him, that the 
body of sin might be de- 
stroyed, that henceforth we 
should not serve sin." 

Jno. 3:23, "John also was 
baptizing in Enon near to 
Salim, because there was 
much water: and they came, 
and were baptized." Acts 
13:24, "When John had first 
preached before his coming, 
the baptism of repentance to 
all the people of Israel" Jno. 
3:26, "They came unto John, 
and said unto him, Rabbi, he 
that was with thee beyond 
Jordan, to them thou Near- 
est witness ,behold, the same 
baptizeth and all men come 
unto him." 
. Acts.2:38-40, "Repent, and 



be baptized every one of you 
in the name of Jesus Christ 
for the remission of sins, 
and ye shall receive the gift 
of the Holy Ghost, for the 
promise is unto you, and to 
your children, and to all th^t 
are afar off, even as many 
as the Lord our God shall 
call, and with many other 
words did he testify and ex- 
hort, saying, Save yourselves 
from this untoward genera- 
tion." 

Matt. 28:19-20, "Go ye 
therefore and teach all na- 
tions, baptizing them in the 
name of the Father, and of 
the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost." Mark 16:15-16, "He 
said unto them. Go ye into 
all the world, and preach the 
gospel to every creature. He 
that believeth and is bap- 
tized shall be saved; but he 
that believeth not shall be 
damned." 

Luke 3:16, "John answer- 
ed, sayjng unto them all, I 
indeed baptize you with 
water ; but one mightier than 
I Cometh, the latchet of 
whose shoes I am not worthy 
to unloose: he shall baptize 
you with the holy ghost and 
with fire." John 1:33, "I 
knew him not: but he that 
sent me to baptize with 
water, the same said unto 
me, upon whom thou shalt 



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see the Spirit descending, 
and remaining on him, the 
same is he which baptizeth 
with the holy ghost." 

Acts 1 :5, "For John truly 
baptized with water; but ye 
shall be baptized with the 
holy ghost not many days 
hence." Acts 2:41, "Then 
they that gladly received his 
word were baptized: and 
this same day there were 
added unto them about three 
thousand souls." 

Acts 8:36, "And as they 
went on their way, they 
came unto a certain water 
. . . what doth hinder me to 
be baptized, and Philip said, 
if thou believest with all 
thine heart, thou mayest: 
And he answered and said, I 
believe that Jesus Christ is 
the Son of God," Acts 10 :47, 
"Can any man forbid water, 
that these should not be 
baptized, which have re- 
ceived the holy ghost as well 
as we, and he commanded 
them to be baptized in the 
name of the Lord." 

Acts 16:15, "When she 
was baptized, and her house- 
hold, she besought us, say- 
ing, If ye have judged me to 
be faithful to the Lord, come 
unto my house and abide 
there and she constrained 
us." Acts 19:5, "When they 
heard this, they were bap- 



tized in the name of the 
Lord Jesus." 



THE MASTER'S QUESTION 



1 Have ye looked for my sheep in the 
j dessert, 

For those who have missed the 
way? 
Have you been in the wild, waste 
places. 
Where the lost and wandering 
stray? 
Have ye trodden the lonely high- 
way, 
The foul and darksome street? 
It may be ye'd see in the gloaming 
The print of my wounded feet. 

Have ye folded home to your 
bosom. 
The trembling, neglected lamb. 
And taught to the little lost one 
The sound of the Shepherd's 
name? 
Have ye searched for the poor and 
needy 
With no clothing, no home, no 
bread? 
Tlie Son of Man was among them — 
He had nowhere to lay His head. 

Have ye carried the living water 

To the parched and thirsty soul? 

Have ye said to the sick and 

wounded, 

"Christ Jesus make thee whole?" 

Have ye told my fainting children 

Of the strength of the Father's 

hand? 
Have ye guided the tottering 

footsteps 
To the shore of the Golden Land 

Have ye stood by the sad and weary 
To soothe the pillow of death, 

To comfort the sorrow stricken, 
And strengthen the feeble faith 



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And have ye felt, when the glory 
Has streamed through the open 
door, 

And flitted across the shadows. 
That there I have been before? 

Have ye wept with the broken- 
hearted 
In their agony of woe? 
Ye might hear me whispering be- 
side you, 
"Tis the pathway I often go!" 
Sel. by Charles Kintner, 



HAIL VIRGIN BIRTH 



O virgin mother, chaste and pure, 
Wlio's virtue will fore'er endure. 
She brought to us the Son of God, 
Dow^n from Heaven, where Angels 
stood. 

She was the one whom God made 

choice. 
That through her life we might 

rejoice. 
The Angels from the Heavens 

above, 
Came do\^Ti to earth to speak God's 

love. 

O men, why scoff at this great 

work of grace? 
It was God's plan to save the 

human race. 
O men who claim to know the Lord, 
But doubt the virgin birth. 

May they, O God, repent and lift 
Christ's name above the earth. 
"And I, if I be lifted up from the 

earth, 
Will draw all men unto me." 

— Jno. 12:32. 

Jesse A. Gump, 
Churubusco, Ind. i 



SENTENCE SERMONS 



Christ must satisfy; then 
if we are not satisfied, it 
must be because we are not 
feeding on Him wholly and 
only. The fault is not in the 
provision which is made. — 
Havergal. 



**#f ««» 



Quiet w^aiting before God 
would save many from a 
mistake, and from many a 
sorrow. — Taylor. 

One may be exceedingly 
religious and exceedingly 



religious « 

unchristian at the same 

time. . • 

Life is a one way street, 
and you are not coming back. 

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 
LESSONS 



Jan. 4 — Christ Mediates a Better 
Covenant. Heb. 8:1-13« 

Jan. 11 — The Ordinances of the Old 
Covenant Were Mere 
Types. Heb. 9:1-15. 

Jan. 18— without the Shedding of 
Blood There is no Remis- 
sion. Heb. 9:11-28. 

Jan. 25 — ^He Takes the ]^st Away 
that He May Establish the 
Second. Hev. 10:1-13. 

Feb. 1— By the Blood of Jesus, is 
the New and Living Way. 
Heb. 10:14-25. 

Feb. 8 — ^Vengeance and Judgment 
Belong to God. Heb* 10; 
26-39. 

Feb. 15— The Superiority of the 
Faith Way. Heb. lia-19. 

Feb. 22-^Much was AccompliiAied 
by Faith. Heb. 11:20-40. 

Mar. 1 — ^Whom the Lord Lovea He 
Chastens. Heb. 12:1-15. 



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Mkr: ^8— our Birthright is Worth 

More than Meat. Heb. 12: 

16-29. 
Mar. 15 — Strange Doctrines are 

Dangerous. Heb. 13 : 1-13. 
Mar. 22 — ^We Can Help Leadership 

by Being Obedient. Heb. 

13:14-25. 
Mar. 29— God Has a Purpose in 

Trying our Faith. James 

1:1-16. 



«««««« 



PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL 
r-. ^. LESSONS 



Jan. 
Jan. 

Jan. 
Jan. 
Feb. 

Feb. 
Feb. 
Feb. 

Mar, 
Mar. 
Mar. 

Mar. 
Mar, 



4— The Fisherman. Luke 5: 

1:11. 
11 — ^The Good Shepherd. Luke 

15:3-6; John 10:11; Psa. 

23. 
1»— Feeding the Five Thou- 
sand. John 6:1-14. 
25 — Jesus Teaching About 

Church. John 2:13-22. 
1— Jesus' Story About Five 

Girls Who Obeyed. Matt. 

25:1-13. 
8— -Jesus Teaching a Man To 

Be Honest. Luke 10:1-10. 
15 — Four Men Helping a Sick 

Friend. Mark 2:1-12. 
22 — (Review) Jesus' Story 

About Candles. Matt. 5: 

1-16. 
1 — Jesus Heals the Lepers. 

Luke 17:1-19- 
a — Jesus Heals the Noble- 
man's Son. John 4:43-54. 
15 — Jesus Brings a Little Girl 

to Life Again. Mark 5: 

21-43; 

22-r-Jesus Heals the Blind 

Man. John 9:1-25. 
29 — (Review) New Life in 

Spring. Gen. 1:11-12; Psa. 

104:10-24. 



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BIBLE STUDY BOARD 



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Vem Hosteller, Secretary. 
Ben Klei^nger, Treasurer. 
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Hovanl Snrtey. 



OFFICIAL DIRECTORY 



Board of Publication 

Harry Andrews, Chairman, 

R. 1, Grandview, Mo. 
O. T. Jamison, Vice Chairman, 

Quinter, Kans. 
Paul R. Myers, Secretary, 

Box 117, Greentown, Ohio. 
Roscoe Q. E. Reed, Treasurer, 

Snowvilie, Va. 
James Keggerreis, 

R. 1, Strausstown, Pa. 
Howard J. Surbey, 

North Canton, Ohio. 
Ex-Officio. ' J.i/.H 



Board of Trusteets 



Lawr«nce Kreider, Chairman, 
R. 1, Ex. 176, Clayton, Ohio. 

A. G. Fahnestock, Secretary, 
R. R. 3, Lititz, Pa. 

David F. Ebling, Treasurer, 
Bethel, Pa. 



General Mission Board 

Melvin Roesch, Chairman, 

174 Clinton St., 
Wauseon, Ohio. 
Wm. Root, Secretary, 

1007 Main St., 

Great Bend, Kans. 
Ray S. Shank, Treasurer, 

218 W. Marble St., 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
David F. Ebling, 

Bethel, Pa. 
Herbert Parker, 

R. 2. Arcanum, Ohio. 
W. S. Reed, 

Waukee, Iowa. 
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Newberg, Ore. 
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Turlock, Calif. 



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Vol. XXXI 



March 1, 1953 



No. 5 



"For the faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 



OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and 
Scriptural in practice. 



OXJR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
the world and preach the gospel. 



OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim tc he more sanctified, more righteous, 
Hiore holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



OUR EXAMPLE OF 
HUMILITY 



to be ministered unto, but to 
minister, and to give his life 
a ransom for many," Matt. 
"But (Christ) made him- 28:20. 
self of no reputation, and! Our Lord and Savior had 
took upon him the form of a [every opportunity to be Lord 
servant, and was made in and Master but yet He 
the likeness of men; and be- 1 humbled Himself and took 
ing found in fashion as a on the form of a servant, 
man, he humbled himself , I Do we today fmd any proud, 
and became obedient unto^^aughty individuals, who 
death, even the death of the love themselves? Do we 



cross," Phil. 2:7-8. 
Anyone who has any un 



find any who glory in ex- 
ceeding others with their 



usual characteristics, any clothes, their prossessions, 
outstanding talents or any their esteem from men; m 
ability or power above that our day? Why, is there no 



of others, can easily make 
an outstanding reputation 
for themselves. Christ 
possessed all these abilities 
and yet never tried to make 
a reputation for Himself. 
He told most of those, whom 
He helped, not to mention 
His name. "Whosoever will 



opportunity for service, for 
helping the poor, for lifting 
up the feeble hands; or does 
the proud person not see 
such conditions? 

"Humble yourselves there- 
fore under the mighty hand 
of God, that he may exalt 
you in due time." 1 Pet. 5:6. 



be chief amoung you, let i Why is it that; not many 
him be your servant: even i wise men after the flesh, 
as the Son of man came not 'not many mighty, not many 



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noble, are called? 1 Cor 1:26. 
Is it possible that they are 
notwiiling to direct them- 
selves under the mighty 
hand of God, search His 
holy Word and submit them- 
selves unto it? Dear reader 
I am fully convinced, that of 
all the joys, satisfactions, 
comforts and attainments in 
our life none will be more 
comforting, satisfying and 
cherished by each of us than, 
to hear God say "Come up 
higher, thou hast been faith- 
ful in a few things." 

"Though he were a Son, 
yet learned he obedience by 
the things which he suffer- 
ed," Heb. 5:8. These things 
He endured not bfecause they 
were easy, pleasing to his 
nature or popular with His 
friends; but because He 
knew that they pleased His 
heavenly Father. Since He 
voluntarily appeared in the 
nature and habit of man, He 
sacrificed so much more for 
us than \ve ever can for Him. 

Do we glory in our posses- 
sions, in our earthly attain- 
ments? Jesus said, "The son 
of man hath not where to 
lay his head." "He that is 
greatest among you, let him 
be as the younger; and he 
that is chief, as he that doth 
serve," Luke 22:26. How 
much of our time and talents 



are we willing to give in His 
service? Do we search for 
jHis will in our lives? Do 
^we submit our lives accord- 
ing to His Holy Word ? 
I From a natural point of 
'view, He was continually a 
i"man of sorrows and ac- 
quainted with grief." Why, 
because He lived a life unto 
I God, "Thy will be done." 
: Still their is so much to be 
'done for our God: so many 
know not of God's will, so 
I many have been taught that 
any way will be acceptable 
to God, so many need some- 
thing Eternal to look up to 
and even so many suffer 
and are short of the neces- 
sity of life. 

Christ was continually 
praying unto God for guid- 
ance and for strength to 
fully carry out His will. He 
allowed Himself to be drawn 
into a cursed, painful and 
shameful death. Why, be- 
cause He knew it was the will 
of God and He felt that He 
could help others to better 
know and be acceptable unto 
God by His example and 
lesson for them. "Therefore 
doth my Father love me, 
1 because lay down my life, 
that I might take it again," 
John 10:17. Which life do 
we value most, the short 
'time h^re or the never-end- 



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ing, ages of ages, with our 
Lord and Savior? 

"Humble yourselves in the 
sight of the Lord, and he 
shall lift you up," Jas. 4:10. 
We should submit ourselves 
as His Holy Word directs. 
"Seek and ye shall find" as 
we search His word, we shall 
find His will in our lives. As 
we submit our will unto His 
guidance so shall we be lead 
and be useful in His king- 
dom. We are continually 
confronted, in the New 
Testament, with His sacri- 
fice, suffering and shame 
that He might reveal God to 
us arid that He might atone 
for our sins. Are we accept- 
ing Him ? What are we 
willing to do that others 
might faithfully serve Him? 

NEED OF THE CHURCH 
TODAY 

3 // -H— - ■ ; 

J. P. Robbins 



First of all let me say, I 
firmly believe that the 
church of today is greatly 
in need of the Holy Spirit. 
Without it the church will 
absolutely fail. 

Second, I firmly believe 
that the leaders of the 
Church of today must be 
Spirit filled men, if the 
church is to grow spiritually. 



Third, I believe that if the 
church leaders will be will- 
ing to be led by the Holy 
Spirit, there will be a won- 
I derf ul change take place in 
j her work. 

j Fourth, in order for the 
'church to carry on her work 
■successfully, she must have 
willing consecrated workers 
filled with the Holy Spirit. 
I The elders, ministers, pas- 
^tors and deachons; with 
I their wives and families 
must be Spirit filled. 

Fifth, in the Sunday school 
we need consecrated men 
' and women, who are filled 
j with the Holy Spirit. In the 
;song service we need spirit- 
ual leaders. So many are 
not willing to be used in the 
I work of the church and Sun- 
dayschool. There are too 
.;few who attend prayer 
meeting. God wants willing- 
workers. 

Sixth, I believe that one of 
the things the church of to- 
|day needs is, an entire sep- 
aration from the world, if 
she is to be the Church of 
Christ. Too many do not 
want to cut loose from the 
world. We are told not to 
love the world, neither the 
things of the world; if any 
man love the world the love 
of the Father is not in him. 
May God lead us all in the 



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w^fL^t^Ji^v ?s^o°' """^^^ ^^'^ilove me, he will keep my 

v/ords: and my Father will 
love him, and we will come 
unto him, and make our 
abode with him," John 



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Isaac Jarboe,Grandview, Mo., As-'commandments of Christ. I 

sociate jMitor; . jfeel Certain that if the 
■^— ■ . ' rj church will follow the lead- 
way thai leads up to Heaven, li^g of the Holy Spirit, she 
- The church needs men and ^in not go wrong but other- 
women who have been _re-;^^.ise she will utterly fail. 



generated, born again into 
the Kingdom, born from 
above. Regeneration does 
three things : Changes the 
desire, changes the affection, 
changes the relationship. 
These three things are all 
important to our Christian 
life. ''If any man have not 
the spirit of Christ, he is 
none of his," Rom. 8:9. If 
the church will give Christ 
His right place in her plans 
then the church v/ill be able 
to save more souls. 
The church is greatly, in 



Potsdam, Ohio. 



WHO ARE WE 
FOLLOWING? 



Thornton Mellott 



I wish to warn you one 
and all as children, not to be 
deceived by false teachers 
or false preachers, which are 
many, Mark 9:38-40, "John 
answered him (Christ) say- 
ing. Master, we saw one 
casting out devils in thy 
namcj and he followed not 



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us : and we forbade him, be- 
cause he followed not us. 
But Jesus said, forbid him 
not: for there is no man 
which shall do a miracle in 
my name, that can lightly 
speak evil of me. For he 
that is not against us is on 
our part." Would you not 
think these people were in 
darkness? John said they 
did not follow us. 

John 8:12, ^'Then spake 
Jesus again unto them, say- 
ing, I am the light of the 
world: he that followeth me 
shall not w^alk in darkness, 
but have the light of life." 
Yet with all the w^arning we 
can give them they blindly 
follow on with satan. Matt. 
15:13-14, "But he (Christ) 
answered and said, every 
plant, which my heavenly 
Father hath not planted, 
shall be rooted up. Let them 
alone: they be blind leaders 
of the blind, and if the blind 
lead the blind, both shall fall 
in the ditch." John 12:26, 
"If any man serve me let him 
follow me." 1 John 2:6, "He 
that saith he abideth in him 
ought himself also to walk, 
as he (Christ) walked." 

1 Pet. 2:21, "For even 
hereunto were ye called: be- 
cause Christ also suffered 
for us, leaving us an ex- 
ample, that ye should follow 



his steps, who did no sin." 
Do we not see many miracles 
performed in this day and 
age, in which we are living, 
through the craftiness of 
the wicked one. Do we not 
read in 2 Cor. 11:13-15, "For 
such are false apostles, de- 
ceitful workers, transform- 
ing themselves into the 
apostles of Christ. And no 
marvel : for Satan himself is 
transformed into an angel 
of light. Therefore it is no 
great thing if his ministers 
also be transformed as the 
angel of righteousness ; 
whose end shall be according 
^0 their works." Are we not 
duty bound to warn the 
people of false teachers and 
deceitful workers ? I say we 
are, if not why not? Ezek. 
3:18 warns us if we give the 
wicked no warning, and he 
die in his sins, his blood will 
be required at our hands. 
Acts 20:31, "Therefore 
watch, and remember, that 
by the space of three years I 
ceased not to warn every one 
night and day with tears." 

Paul tells us in 1 Col. 14, 
I write not these things to 
shame you, but as my be- 
loved sons I warn you. 
People tell me that God 
would not allow satan, the 
old devil, to perform mir- 
acles, to deceive the people. 



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Matt. 7:21-23, "Not every son of David, the king of 
one that saith unto me, Lord, Israel, uttered these words, 
Lord, shall enter into the Prov. 6:16, "These six things 
kingdom of heaven ; but he doth the Lord hate : yea, 
that doeth the will of my seven are an abomination 
Father which is in heaven, unto him: a proud look, a 
Many will say to me in that lying tongue, and hands that 
day, Lord, Lord, have we not' shed innocent blood, an heart 
prophesied in thy name : and that desireth wicked imag- 
in thy name have cast out inations, feet that be swift 
devils? and in thy name in running to mischief, a 
done many wonderful false witness that speaketh 
v/orks? And then will I pro-, lies, and he that soweth dis- 
f ess unto them, I never knew , cord among brethren." I 
you: depart from me, ye that wish to warn you all as chil- 
work iniquity." What hap- dren, not to bear false wit- 
pened to those who claimed ness, for God is our witness, 
tney had prophesied and cast I When we bear false witness 
out devils, and had done 'we not only lie unto man but 
many wonderful works ; unto God. 



were they deceived into 
thinking they were doing it 
in His name? 

Rev. 13:13, "He doth great 



There is a gross danger if 
we misrepresent the true 
Word of God. There is a 
penalty to every sin not re- 



wonders, so that he maketh pented of. Rom. 6:23, "For 
fire to come down from the wages of sin is death." 
heaven on the earth in the Rev. 3 :9, "Behold I will make 
sight of men, and deceivethjthem of the synagogue of 
them that dwell on the earth satan, which say they are 



by means of those miracles.' 
'2 Cor. 11:13, "For such are 
false apostles, deceitful 



Jews, and are not, but do 
lie." Are we like Saul when 
he was instructed to go and 



workers, transforming; utterly destroy the Amale- 
themselves into the apostles; kites? In 1 Sam. 15, as Sam- 
of Christ." James 1:27, pureluelcame to Saul, and Saul 
and undefiled religion is the 'said unto him,. Blessed be the 
only thing that will stand name of the Lord: I have 
the test, when w^e come be- 'performed the commands of 
fore the judgment bar of Al-jthe Lord. But Siamuel ques- 
mighty God. I believe the tioned, What is that bleating 



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of sheep and that lowing 
of cattle, which I hear ? Saul 
answered, the people spare 
them. Saul not only lied 
unto Samuel but unto God. 

Let us take this home to 
ourselves, when we are ask- 
ed why they do not observe 
the things, our fore-fathers 
held sacred. Many tell us 
the church allows it, is that 
going to clear them in the 
day of judgment? Do you 
think God is going to change 
His Word to suit the times? 
Do you think God will go 
with us to some - places we 
so-called Christians go? I 
would like to ask you one 
more question, If the good 
Lord was to come into some 
of these so-called christian 
churches, what would you 
think he would say or do? 
What would you say if you 
saw Him coming? I think 
you would be speechless for 
He would find: gold, silver 
and the latest of styles for 
adornment of our bodies; 
hair shorn or combed in the 
latest fashion; and women 
wearing that which belongs 
to the opposite sex. 

The Lord came unto Sam- 
uel saying, it repented me I 
ever set Saul up as king, for 
he has turned from follow- 
ing me. 2 Thess. 3:6, "Now 
we command you, brethren, 



in the name of our Lord 
Jesus Christ, that ye with- 
draw ourselves from every 
brother that w^alketh dis- 
orderly." We are told in 
God's Word to come out 
from them that live in error. 
Paul tells us in 2 Thess. 3:11, 
"For we hear there are some 
which walk among you dis- 
orderly, working not at all, 
but are busy-bodies." v. 14, 
"If any man obey not our 
word by this epistle, note 
that man, and have no com- 
with him." 

Prov. 4:14, "Enter not 
into the path of the wicked, 
and go not in the way of 
evil men, avoid it, pass not 
by it, turn from it, and pass 
away." Psa. 9:17, "The 
wicked shall be turned into 
hell, and all nations that for- 
get God." The punishment 
is accompanied by fire. Cain 
said his punishment is great- 
er than he can bear, but he 
had to bear it, so will we, 
if we follow the crowd 
(world). Psa. 1, Blessed is 
the man that walketh not in 
the council of the ungodly, 
not standeth in the way of 
sinners, not sitteth in the 
seat of the scornful. But his 
delight is in the law of the 
Lord, and in his law doth he 
meditate day and night. 
The ungodly shall not stand 



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in judgment, nor sinners in 
the congregation of the 
righteous. The Lord know- 
eth the way of the righteous ; 
but the way of the ungodly 
shall perish. My closing 
thought is, let us be as the 
brethren at Berea; when 
Paul and Silas were preach- 
ing to them, they searched 
the scripture daily, to see if 
those things were so. 

Needmore, Pa. 

AM I MY BROTHER'S 
KEEPER? 

Wm. H. Kinny 

That is the question that 
Cain asked God when he 
slew his brother Abel. What 
did Cain ask God? "Am I 
my brother's keeper?" He 
didn't say that he was; but 
the Lord said, "What hast 
thou done? the voice of thy 
brother's blood crieth unto 
me from the ground," Gen. 
4:10. Now from the answer 
that the Lord gave Cain, the 
Lord meant that he was his 
brother's keeper and we be- 
lieve that Cain thought he 
was. He surely was punish- 
ed for the life of his brother. 

So, are we our brother's 
keeper? We are to live so 
that we are a good example 
for our brothel', that we may 



lead him to Christ. We are 
to warn the unruly, "Now 
we exhort you, brethren, 
warn them that are unruly, 
comfort the feebleminded, 
support the weak, be patient 
toward all men," 1 Thess. 
'5:14, Am I my brother's 
keeper? would say yes. 
iNow we may get someone 
into the church then fail to 
teach or encourage them 
and because they are weak 
they become discouraged. 
They go back into sin, and 
their soul is lost. We have 
killed them by our neglect. 

We should encourage one 
another at all times for it 
says in Hebrews 10:24-25, 
I "And let us consider one an- 
I other to provoke unto love 
iand to good works: not for- 
[saking the assembling of 
ourselves together, as the 
manner of some is; but ex- 
horting one another: and so 
much the more, as ye see the 
day approaching." Now the 
writer does not believe that 
means just at church, but at 
all times. If we would do 
that, we would be more like 
a family of God's children 
and would not care so much 
for the things of the world. 

We must try to live right, 
for we are to bear our 
brother's burdens. We are 
told in Gal. 6:1, "Brethren, if 



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a man be overtaken in a 
fault, ye which are spiritual, 
restore such an one in the 
spirit of meekness ; consider- 
ing thyself, lest thou also be 
tempted." Again in the 
second verse, we are told to 
bear one another's burdens, 
and so fulfil the law of 
Christ. 

Am I my brother's keeper ? 
Matt. 5:16, "Let your light 
so shine before men, that 
they may see your goodj 
works, and glorify your 
Father which is in Heaven." 
We see that we must live so^ 
we may help every one by 
our influences. We all have 
a responsibility, and if we 
use the opportunity that 
comes to us, we may keep 
someone from going astray. 
If we don't let our light 
shine, and he is lost, then we 
are to blame. Ezekiel 3:18, 
"When I say unto the wick- 
ed. Thou shalt surely die; 
and thou givest him not 
warning, nor speakest to 
warn the wicked from his 
wicked way, to save his life, 
the same wicked man shall 
die in his iniquity ; but his 
blood will I require at thine 
hand." Also read Ezekiel 
33:1-6. Am I my brother's 
keeper? If the Lord would 
punish the "watchman" so, 
what does he require of us? 



Brother, sister, it stands us 
in hands to think more that 
we are our brother's keeper, 
and we should try to bear the 
infirmities of the weak. 
Romans 15:1, "We then that 
are strong ought to bear 
the infirmities of the weak, 
and not to please ourselves." 
Paul said in Gal. 2:11, 
"But when Peter was come 
to Antioch, I withstood him 
to the face, because he was 
to be blamed." Read verses 
12 and 13 also, and you will 
see why Paul withstood 
Peter, and what Peter 
caused the Jews to do. It 
seems like Paul thought that 
they were their brother's 
keeper. In Matt. 28:19-20, 
we see that the Lord sent 
His disciples to teach and 
baptize, "teaching them to 
observe all things whatso- 
ever I have commanded you ; 
and, lo, I am with you al- 
ways, even unto the end of 
the world. Amen." 
I There is a great promise 
for us if we teach the word 
of God, and while we are 
I teaching we are warning the 
people. If we don't teach, 
we lose the promise of the 
Lord's being with us and the 
Lord will also require His 
j blood of us; or, in other 
I words, we will be punished 
for not warning our breth- 



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ren. Then it seems to me with all thy soul, and with 
that we are our brother's all thy mind. This is the 
keeper. If we just get them first and great command- 
into the church and let them ment. And the second is 
go without any encourage- like unto it, Thou shalt love 
ment, then we are in danger thy neighbor as theyself. On 
as was Cain. Now let us re-, these two commandments 
member that w^e are to warn I hang all the law and the 
them and also help them to prophets," Matt. 22:37-40. 
bear their burdens. j God does not condemn us 

We beiieye, with all the for enjoying the needs in this 
scriptures we have given, it life but Spiritual love far ex- 
will help to prove to us that ceeds the love in this life, 
v/e are our brother's keeper. God has gone to so much for 
So let us pray to our heaven- us but we cannot go one inch 
ly Father, that we will see of the way or one second of 
our responsibility and try the time without His loving 
harder to help each other | care. Why should we not 
with their burdens. If we'niake every effort to fulfil 
would read and follow 2 Cor. these two great command- 
7-9 then we would be more ments. It seems as though, 
able to help our brother: by our manner in life, we 
along and let him know that 'do not value these wonder- 
we do love him. We feel that f ul blessings but to a small 
we are our brother's keeper, degree as compared to their 
and I pray to God that we value to us. 
all work to help each other 



with their burdens. 

Dallas Center, lov/a. 

PROPER USE OF OUR 
TIME 



James Blackwell 



Different ones have told 
me that the interest people 
had in one another is com- 
ing back among the folks of 
today. The only answer I 
could give is that God is the 
only One who is in possession 
of such knowledge. One of 
my dear neighbors came to 
God has put much stress | visit me recently, who is in 
on the activity of Spiritual | his 87th year of life. His 
love. "Jesus said unto him, 'mind seemed to be greatly 
Thou shalt love the Lord thy; disturbed as to the doings of 
God with all thy heart, and 'people in this age. He said 



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folks do not seem to care for 
one another's presence and 
they seem to take pride in a 
sinful manner of life. Also 
the churches all seem to be 
making a mockery of Chris- 
tianity. I told him to read 
2 Thess. 2:3, "Let no man de- 
ceive you by any means : for 
that day shall not come^^^x- 
cept there come a falling 
away first, and that man of 
sin be revealed, the son ' of 
perdition." 

It is very -evident this 
prophecy, whi^^ God made 
known thrStigh His 
prophets, is now being ful- 
filled. This is what man is 
going to do, not that it is 
God's will that man should 
go out in the broad field of 
sin and through the terrible 
punishment that awaits 
those who do so. These 
prophecies are falling in 
line for their order of ful- 
fillment as God gave them to 
His prophets. It seems that 
ministers in this age leave 
out that portion of the 
Gospel that hinders the 
satisfying of the desire of 
the flesh. 

Some few years ago I was 
asked this question, by a 
young friend of mine, "Why 
do they always speak of the 
good old days of long ago, 
when they had only dwell- 



ings of soil and sod, nothing 
was convenient in the home, 
and even the mode of travel 
was slow and tiresome." In 
answer to his question, I told 
him in those days the spirit 
of fellowship one with the 
other, friendship and love 
were used as a medium of 
exchange. Churches were 
scarce but we used the school 
I house to pay our responsibil- 
ity to God. Also those good 
open air camp-meeings were 
spiritual meetings dear to 
everyone. I have a hymnal 
that was given me by the 
Methodist missionary society 
which has been in my pos- 
session about 70 years. My 
favorite song in it is "Jesus 
keep me near the Cross" and 
many others which I loved 
to sing and hear sung. 

When I see those who do 
not care for my friendship 
I first plan to retaliate but 
no I must rather thank God 
I can love these folks. They 
cannot hinder my love or do 
anything about it. When I 
study God's loving and 
truthful Word and look upon 
every formation of His 
creation, how good and per- 
fect in form ; then I come to 
my frail self, in body and 
mind, and say oh God I am 
so unworthy of this most 
gracious and loving atten- 



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tion. Think of His great 
blessings in this life and 
then that He has prized my 
soul so that He gave His be- 
loved Son for my salvation. 

Seventy-four years ago, 
when we. were early settlers 
of these western plains, 
neighbors came closer to 
loving each other "as their 
own selves'' than any other 
time in my recollection. Then 
folks were more interested 
in assembling together for 
their soul's salvation and for 
God's glorj^ Then they did 
iiot clip the time at both 
ends, to make the assembly 
as short as possible as some 
people do now. 

It seems as though we are 
growing less and less spirit- 
ually, as time moves on in 
the interest of God's Gospel 
through our blessed Lord 
and Savior, Jesus Christ. 
When the horse was the only- 
power for tilling the soil and 
the power of conveyance, 
people were more attentive 
to church. We would make 
an extra effort on Sunday 
morning and unless some- 
thing happened, which we 
were unaware of, we got to 
God's house, to help sing the 
first song and kneel at the 
first prayer. Now-a-days, 
with all the modern ma- 
chinery and fine automobiles 



speeding along the way more 
folks miss church attend- 
ances and more come in late, 
for the time we promised 
God to meet Him. 

I very much enjoy the 
various articles in the Bible 
Monitor, as their authors 
'put that portion of their 
i knowledge in print. I de- 
jrive considerable benefit 
from them, it gives me new 
thoughts for mj^ spiritual 
development. This is one of 
the reasons God has men- 
tioned assembling together 
seventy-one times in His 
blessed book. How true are 
' these words, as has been said 
iby men of long ago, how 
little we know of God's wis- 
:dom. This knowledge we 
possess is only but a dot in 
I the great universe of space. 
I thank God that He has in- 
stilled in my life a knowledge 
and a determination to be- 
lieve His Word and keep His 
commandments to the best 
of my ability. 

I so much enjoy the read- 
ing of the articles on "Tour- 
ing the Holy Land," keeping 
my thoughts with his good 
explanation of the nature of 
the surface of the soil and 
the kinds of people that in- 
habit these regions where 
God gave so much, of His 
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people. To instill in their 
lives, obedience^ faith, love 
patience, justice and mercy. 
That He was concerned 
about their every good and 
that they should be an ex- 
ample for the nations of the 
earth. 

I wish an abundance of 
God's love would fill each 
one of us. I am so thankful 
that I have a God who is so 
rich in love that none of us 
need go without our portion 
of it. 

Quinter, Kans. 



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g_ . 

I NEWS ITEMS I 

i_ h 

NOTICE 



Tlae 1953 General Conference will 
be held at Hillsdale, Mich., June 
6-10; those who expect to attend 
should make reservations for lodg- 
ing, when making reservations 
give us the age of those under 13. 
Bro. Charles Leatherman, R. R. No. 
1, Wauseon, Ohio (Wauseon, Phone 
No. 3997) has been appointed to re- 
ceive all reservations. Directions 
fdr arriving at the grounds will be 
given at a later date. 

We also take this means of noti- 
fying the various Boards and Dis- 
trict Writing Clerks, that all busi- 
ness for General Conference should 
be in my hands not later than April 
15. 

it.''. Conference Writing Clerk, 
;• , Vernon Hostetler, 

, , Montpelier, Ohio, R. 3. 



NORTH CANTON, OHIO 



As another year has slipped past 
we will give a short review of Orion 
chui'ch activities. Council meeting 
were held quarterly and the busi- 
ness of the church was taken care 
of in a brotherly manner as busi- 
ness and problems came up. 

Bro. Paul Reed, from Virginia, 
held a week's Easter services for 
us. In april the district conference 
was held at the Orion church. May 
was the month of our spring love- 
feast. The month of September 
our evangelist, Elder James Keger- 
reis from Pennsylvania, came in 
our midst and held our meetings. 
He preached the word of God, what 
we do with it is up to us. No mem- 
bers were added to the church, but 
not the fault of the evangelist. We 
hope through his efforts and the 
Holy Spirit some seed was sown 
that may spring up as fruit for the 
Master. In the latter part of the 
meeting his wife also paid us a 
visit. We wish God's richest bless- 
ings on Bro. Kegerreis and family 
and their efforts in the service of 
the Lord. The meetings were 
followed by a Lovefeast. Our last 
council of the year included the 
election of teachers and officers for 
the new year. 

We have had quite a lot of sick- 
ness throughout the year with the 
loss of one member by death. As we 
are starting in the new year what 
is in store we do not know. But 
as we listen to the Psalmist every- 
thing will be according to God's 
will. Psa. 3:5, "Trust in the Lord 
with all thine heart and lean not 
unto thine own understanding." 

Psa. 125:1, "They that trust in 
the Lord shall be as Mount Zion 



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which cannot be removed but 
abideth forever. 

Alvin Silknitter, Cor. 



MISSIONARY 



William N. Kinsley 

The word missionary, 
meaning: Pertaining to do 
mission work. To carry out, 
or fulfil one's calling. It 
may be a lifetime work. To 
do an errand for some one. 
A messenger. It can also 
apply to a person sent to do 
charitable work. To deliver 
a mesage. A willing work- 
er to the interest of another. 
The service to whom we 
serve. If we are on mission 
work, we become a mission- 
ary. Performing labors to 
the interest of another. It 
can also be to do religious 
teaching. Everyone that 
has named or confessed 
Jesus the Christ and accept- 
ed Him as their personal 
Saviour and enlisted under 
the banner of King Eman- 
uel, (God with us), is a mis- 
sionary by adoption. 

There seems to be two dis- 
tinct kinds of missionaries. 
One is a live, active and 
faithful worker, and the 
other is a dead, inactive and 
unfaithful worker or no 
worker. As the writer has 
it, who will answer and 



gladly say, here am I, oh 
Lord, send me. Or will idly 
say there is nothing I can do. 
Who will go and work to- 
day? If you are a faithful 
missionary you will show 
forth light and virtue, you 
may be the means to lead 
some soul to Christ and sal^ 
vation. We may have breth- 
ren not far from us. How 
many people have you told 
about that wonderful Lord 
and Saviour, in the last 
year? 

A dead or inactive, un- 
faithful missionary is only 
working for selfish gain, 
salary or how to accumu- 
late wealth or fulfilling the 
desires of the lust of the 
flesh. Not willing to pre- 
sent your bodies a living sac- 
rifice, holy, and acceptable 
unto God, which is our rea- 
sonable service. Be not 
conformed to this world, but 
to be transformed by the re- 
newing of our mind, that we 
may prove what is that good, 
and acceptable and perfect, 
will of God. Recompense to 
no man evil for evil. For it 
is written, vengeance is 
mine, I will repay, saith the 
Lord. 

If you are an active, and 
alive and faithful, worker 
or missionary you will try id 
comply with the scriptures. 



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Wherein they think it 
strange that you run not 
with them to the excess of 
the things of the world, 
some speaking evil of you: 
Above all things having fer- 
vent charity among your- 
selves. Distributing to the 
necessity of saints: given to 
hospitality. Patient in tribu- 
lation. Living peaceably 
with all men. For without 
peace and holiness no man 
shall see the Lord. 

Therefore being a light to 
the world and as salt to the 
earth, can we say of our 
life like Mary of old, Jesus 
said, "She has done what she 
could. She hath chosen that 
good part, which shall not 
be taken away from her." 
We can be like one of the 
wise virgins or we will be 
one of the foolish, not ready 
when the Lord comes. 
Every tree that bringeth not 
forth good fruit is hewn 
down and cast into the fire. 
Wherefore by their fruit ye 
shall know them. Romans 
11:21, "For if God spared 
not the natural branches, 
take heed lest he also spare 
not thee." 

Behold I come for three 
years seeking fruit on this 
fig tree, and found none, why 
encumbereth it the ground. 
Cut it down. Every branch 



that beareth not fruit is cut 
off and burned. Acts 1:8, 
"Ye shall be witnesses unto 
me both in Jerusalem, Judea, 
Samaria, and unto the utter- 
most part of the earth." 
Acts 8:4:6-12, "Therefore 
they that were scattered 
aboad went everywhere 
preaching the word. Then 
Philip went down to the 
city of Samaria, and preach- 
ed Christ unto them. And 
the people gave heed unto 
those things which Philip 
spake. When they believed 
Philip preaching the things 
concerning the kingdom of 
God, and the name of Jesus 
Christ, they were baptized, 
both men and women." 
Verse 25, "When they had 
testified and preached the 
word of the Lord, they re- 
turned to Jerusalem and 
preached the gospel in many 
villages of the Samaritans. 
And the angel of the Lord 
spake unto Philip saying, 
arise, and go toward the 
south." Philip was obedient 
to his calling, and baptized 
many. He was a faithful 
missionary. If he were like 
some church members of to- 
day, "I will not go. r would 
rather go to the golf course 
and play golf, or go fishing 
or go hunting or see tele- 
vision," etc., or what hobby 



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we like the best. 

Philip without question 
preached baptism. Acts 8: 
35-39, "Philip began at the 
same scripture, and preach- 
ed unto him Jesus. And as 
they went on their way they 
came unto a certain water: 
See, here is water; what 
doth hinder me to be bap- 
tized. Philip said, If thou 
believest wih all thine heart, 
thou mayest. And he an- 
swered and said, I believe 
that Jesus Christ is the Son 
of God . . . and they went 
down both into the water, 
both Philip and the Eunuch ; 
and he (Philip) baptized 
him, and when they were 
come up out of the water, 
the spirit of the Lord caught 
away Philip." 

Philip later was at Azotus : 
and passing through he 
preached in all the cities, till 
he came to Cesarea. Did 
he (Philip) sit at ease, and 
not labor for the Lord and 
of the saving of souls? The 
church at the beginning was 
a missionary church. There 
is still a remnant existing, 
having that missionary 
spirit. But the love of many 
is waxing cold, and sin and 
iniquity is abounding. Many 
souls are starving of spirit- 
ual food or grovelling in 
darkness. 



Matt. 9:37-38, "The har- 
vest truly is plenteous, but 
the labourers are few." Pray 
ye therefore the Lord of the 
harvest, that he will send 
fort laborers into his har- 
vest." Luke 10:2, "There- 
fore said he (Jesus) unto 
them, the harvest truly is 
great, but the labourers are 
few: Pray ye therefore the 
Lord of harvest, that he 
would send forth laborers 
into his harvest." Behold, 
I send you forth as lambs 
among wolves. And he said 
rejoice not that the spirits 
are made subject unto you, 
but rather rejoice because 
your names are written in 
heaven. Blessed are they 
which are written in the 
Lamb's book of life. Behold 
I come quickly: and my re- 
ward is with me to give 
every man according as his 
work be. 

Hartville, Ohio. 



SELF CONTROL 



Viola V. Broadwater 



Control is one of the high- 
est priced skills in the world. 
Many admire the pitcher 
who can control the ball, the 
surgeon who can control the 
knife, the singer who can 
control his voice. 



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All these examples in the 
physical world call for skills 
and control of the highest 
order. 

Similarly in the realm of 
our Spiritual lives, great 
control is required. We can 
never be truly happy if we 
are not controlled by Christ. 

We need him to help us 
improve control over our 
tongues, our thoughts, our 
desires, our ambitions and 
our tempers. 

How often we become 
angered at some member of 
our family, or someone we 
work with, or come in daily 
contact with. Here again 
we need Christ to help us 
control our tempers. As it 
is written in Prov. 16:32, 
"He that is slow to anger is 
better than the mighty, and 
he that taketh a city." 

You and I cannot be happy 
unless we control ourselves. 
But we must realize we can- 
not do it alone. Christ has 
offered us the power in his 
promise. 

"Ask and it shall be given 
you ; seek, and ye shall find ; 
knock and it shall be opend 
unto you," Luke 11:9. 

Cumberland, Md. 

QUENCH NOT THE 
SPIRIT 



quench the Spirit, you must 
make it a constant study to 
know what is the mind of 
the Spirit. You must dis- 
criminate with the utmost 
care between His sugges- 
tions and the suggestions of 
your own deceitful heart. 
You will keep in constant 
recollection what are the 
offices of the Spirit as de- 
scribed by Christ in the 
Gospel of John. You will 
be on your guard against im- 
pulsive moments, incon^ 
siderate acts, rash words. 
Yon will abide in prayer. 
Search the word. Confess 
Christ on all possible occas- 
ions. Seek the society of 
His people. Shrink from 
conformity to the world, its 
vain fashions, unmeaning 
etiquette. Be scrupulous in 
your reading. "What I say 
unto you, I say unto all, 
watch!" "Have oil in your 
lamps." "Quench not the 
spirit." 

Sel. by Ruth Wilson. 

TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 



in order that you may not 



Paul R. Myers 

Chapter 24 
From Bethany to Hebron 

Leaving Bethany, our next 
point of interest was Heb- 



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ron. Hebron is southwest of 
Bethany approximately 18 
miles. We traveled by auto 
over very good macadam 
roads. The road to Hebron 
winds over and around hills 
and mountains, much like a 
ribbon which was too long 
and had to be cramped in. 

Approximately three miles 
southwest of Bethlehem we 
came to Solomon's Pool. 
Many such pools exist in 
Palestine and are the only 
sources of water during 
their dry seasons. They are 
often named after promin- 
ent men in the Bible. Such 
is Solomon's Pool, named 
after King Solomon. Ecc. 
2:6, written by Solomon, re- 
fers to pools made by him. 
"I made me pools of water, 
to water therewith the wood 
that bringeth forth trees." 
This pool is still in existence 
and can be seen by anyone 
travelling in Palestine. 

It is walled with stone. It 
is nestled in and among 
trees. It is ancient, yet 
well preserved. 

The Pool of Bethesda, the 
Pool of Siloam, Philip's Pool 
and others are mentioned in 
God's Word. We saw a 
number of them and will re- 
fer to them ina later chap- 
ter. 

From the Pool of Solomon, 



we could see the city of 
Bethlehem. It, too, is a city 
set on a hill. 

We next came to a large 
hillside. The closer we came 
to the hill, the more distinct- 
ly appeared many stone 
vaults, resting on top of the 
ground. The hill was prac- 
tically covered with them. 
Our guides informed us that 
this was an old cemetery. 

Words can not express our 
revential feeling when we 
were told that many of the 
boys, two years old and un- 
der, which were slain at the 
decree of King Herod, when 
he attempted to slay the 
Christ Child, were lying 
within many of those vaults. 
It touched us deeply. 

Each tomb became a re- 
minder of that decree. . Each 
tomb seemed, in our minds, 
to be inscribed with the 
word "sacrifice." Their lives 
were sacrificed on order of 
their king. Christ sacrificed 
His life by order of God. 
Are we willing to make a 
sacrifice that the true plan 
of salvation might be main- 
tained taught and believed in 
by those who will follow us ? 
It is a challenge to each of 
us. We should be willing to 
give time, money and the 
use of our talents to further 
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duty. 

The Word states that 
David lived in a cave. There 
are many caves dotted over 
Palestine, v^^herein people 
lived or were buried. We 
saw the entrance to the cave 
David lived in. It is not very 
far from Hebron. 

This cave is located at 
En-gedi, southeast of Heb- 
ron. It was at this cave, 
David spared Saul. He cut 
off the skirt of Saul's robe, 
thus proving to Saul he had 
the opportunity of taking 
his life, but did not. Read I 
Sam. 24:1-22. The setting 
for this scripture was at this 
cave. We truly were glad 
to be able to see it. 

In travelling from Beth- 
any to Hebron we saw the 
carob tree growing luxur- 
iantly. This is a tree about 
the size of a plum tree. Its 
leaf is small and dark green. 

The fruit of the carob 
tree is in the form of a pod 
about five to seven inches 
long. The pod is about as 
big around as a small 
banana. When it is ripe, the 
pod is dark and dry. The 
fruit of the carob tree is 
sihiilar in appearance to an 
undeveloped ear of corn. 

In the lesson of the prodi- 
gal son, we are taught that 
he spent his substance in 



riotous living. He came to 
the place where he fed swine. 
Luke 15:16 states, "And he 
would fain have filled his 
belly with the husks that the 
swine did eat: and no man 
gave unto him." We were 
told that the husks referred 
to in this scripture were the 
pods of the carob tree. I be- 
lieve it very easily could have 
been. 

In and around Hebron 
when Christ was on earth, a 
small red flower grew pro- 
fusely. After Christ died 
on the cross, this little red 
f low^er went out of existence. 
It is now reappearing. Some 
think its reappearance 
points to the near second 
coming of Christ. 

We saw the field of 
Mamre. It was one of 
Amraham's (favorite camp- 
ing grounds. It is presumed 
that the present city of Heb- 
ron is built on a portion of 
the land once included in the 
field of Mamre. 

Not far from Bethany is 
Ain-Karem. At Ani-Karem 
is Philip's Pool. It was at 
this pool that Philip baptized 
the eunuch, as we find re- 
corded in Acts 8:26-39. We 
viewed this pool. It throws 
much light on Bible baptism. 
The Word says both Philip 
arid the eunuch went down 



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int othe water. There he 
baptized him. Then they 
came up out of the water. 
This pool was amply large 
enough to perform baptism 
in and it was for that reason 
that the eunuch requested 
Philip to baptize him here. 
Why would anyone want to 
be baptized any other way? 
Why would any minister of 
the gospel want to baptize 
anyone any other way than 
which the Bible authorizes? 

Study your Bible on the 
subject and you will have to 
come to the same conclusion 
that the eunuch came to, 
when he desired baptism. 
He knew that in order that 
he might be baptized the 
Bible way it required suffic- 
ient water that he and the 
one baptizing him could both 
go down into the water and 
there be baptized. After- 
ward, they both came up out 
of the water. 

Bible baptism requires 
more water and more acts 
than most christian profes- 
sors and teachers want to 
accept. Regardless of what 
man thinks, the Bible, in 
Ephesians 4:5, states, "One 
Lord, one faith, one bap- 
tism." The Bible teaches 
and authorizes but one bap- 
tism. 

That one baptism is the 



baptism that Philip admin- 
istered to the eunuch at 
Philip's Pool. 

In a former chapter, I at- 
tempted to describe the 
poverty conditions in Pales- 
tine. Near Hebron we saw 
a shining example of poverty 
and its accompanying prob- 
lems and climaxes. 

The father of four chil- 
dren, because of the lack of 
food, clothing and shelter, 
was contemplating suicide. 
Our local guide informed us 
that just in the nick of time, 
someone with influence over 
the father, pleaded with him 
not to make matters worse 
by taking his life. 

Simple and meager help 
was given him in the moment 
when he was driven to des- 
peration and through this 
simple benevolence, a hor- 
rible crime was forestalled. 
We came ever so close to 
seeing this near tragedy. 

Might we be willing to 
feed the hungry, clothe the 
naked and give shelter to 
those in need. In so doing, 
we will be doing it to Jesus 
our Saviour, Matt. 25:40. 
(To be continued.) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 

RIGHT AND WRONG 



"He that is faithful in 



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that which is least, is faith- 
ful also in much." The least 
action in life can be as sure- 
ly done from the loftiest 
motive as the highest and 
noblest. Faithfulness meas- 
ures acts as God measures 
them. True conscientious- 
ness deals with our duties as 
God deals with them. Duty is 
duty, conscience is con- 
science, right is right, and 
wrong is wrong, whatever 
sized type they be printed 
in." "Large" and "small" 
are riot words for the vo- 
cabulary of conscience. It 
knows only two words — 
right and wrong. 

THE MASTER IS COMING 



They said, "The Master is coming 

to honor the town today, 
And none can tell to what house or 

home the Master will choose to 

stay." 
And I thought, while my heart 

beat wildly, what if He should 

come to mine? 
How should I strive to honor and 

entertain the guest Divine? 

And straightway I went to toiling, 
to make my home more neat; 

I swept and polished and garnished 
and decked it with blossoms 
sweet. 

I was troubled for fear the Master 
might come ere my task was 
done; 

So I hastened and worked the 
faster, and watched the hurry- 
ing sun. 



But right in the midst of my duties 
a woman came to my door, 

She had come to tell me her sor- 
row, and my comfort and aid 
implore. 

And I said: "I cannot listen or help 
you any today, 

I am looking for a greater and 
nobler guest," and the woman 
went away. 

But soon there came another, a 

cripple, old, and gray, 
And said, "Oh, let me rest a while 

at your home, I pray; 
I have traveled far since morning 

I'm hungry, faint and weak," 
And I said, "I cannot listen or help 

you any today, 
I am looking for a greater and 

nobler guest." 
And the pleader went a,way. 

And the day were onward swiftly, 

and my task was nearly done. 
And a prayer was ever in my heart, 

that the Master yet might 

come, 
And I thought I should spring to 

meet Him, and treat Him with 

utmost care. 
When a little child stood fey me 

with a face so sweet and fair, 
Sweet, but with marks of teardrops, 

and his clothes were tattered 

and old, 
A finger was bruised and bleeding, 

and his little bare feet were 

cold. 

And I saiiS: I B,m sorry for you; 

you are sorely in need of care, 
But I cannot stop to give it, you 

must hasten otherwhere. 
And at the words a shadow swept 

o'er the blue-veined brow. 
I Said, "Some one will clothe and 

feed you, dear, but I am too 

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At last the day was ended, my toil 

was over and done. 
My house was swept and garnished, 
^^^ and i watched in the dusk 

alone. 
Watched, but no footfall sounded, 

no one paused at my gate; 
No one entered my cottage door — 

I could only pray and wait. 
I watched till night had deepend, 

and the Master had not come; 
"He has entered some other door, 

I cried, and gladdened some 

other home." 
My labor has been for nothing," 

and I bowed my head and 

wept; 
My heart was sore with longing, 

yet spite of it all I slept. 

Then the Master stood before me, 

and His face was grave and 

fair.- 
"Three times today I have come to 

your door, and craved your pity 

and care; 
Three times today you have sent 

me onward, uncared for, un- 

helped. 
And the blessing you might have 

received is lost, and your 

chance to serve is fled. 
The poor you have always with you; 

they are ever in need of a 

friend. 
And so often as ye give them food 

to eat, those gifts to your 

Master you lend. 
Whenever you give them cold 

water, or whatever their needs 

may be. 
You're aiding not only my little 

ones, but you're also helping 

me." 

"Oh Lord! Dear Lord, forgive me, 

how could I know it was Thee?" 

My very soul shamed and bowed 



in the depths of humility. 

And he said: "The sin is pardoned^ 
but the blessing is lost to thee; 

For failing to comfort the least of 
mine, you have failed to com- 
fort me." 

Sel. by Sister Roberts. 



MY TESTIMONY 



Dessa A. Kreps 



The longer I live and the older I 

grow 
The more I am seeking God's will 

to know. 
The less on the wisdom of men I 

depend. 
More on the Word of the Lord I 

attend. 

The harder I try to be useful and 

kind, 
The more do I need a prayerful 

mind. 
The less I am anxious and fret 

over things 
The more do my burdens take 

themselves wings. 

The less I am looking for motes 
in one's eye, 

The more I can of his goodness 
espy; 

And the less I find fault and crit- 
ical be. 

Greater the blessings which come 
unto me. 

The less I am thinking about self 

and pride, 
The more I can love my Saviour 

who died. 
Hie more I delight in my Lord, I 

have found. 
The less to things of the earth I 

am bound. 

As onward I travel with praises 



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and prayer, 
Greater the burden for sinners I 

bear. 
The more I consider his wonderful 

grace, 
The more I desire to look on his 

face. 

Sel. by Ruth Snyder. 



BECAUSE OF ME 



Is the world any better because I 

am here? 
Have I added a mite to its sunshine 

and cheer 
The angels are keeping my record, 

I know, 
In the book of remembrance. Oh, 

what does it show 
Does it tell of a stranger I helped 

on his way? 
Does it tell of a burden I lightened 

one day? 
Does it tell of a burden I lightened 

one day? 
Or does it read that, away from 

duty I turned. 
And the cry of the helpless and 

suffering I spurned? 

Is the world any happier since I am 

here? 
Has my heart touched another 

with smile or with tear? 
Have I pointed a soul to the king- 
dom above, 
And tawght it to trust in the Author 

of Love? 
Have I shared with a brother, a 

sister, or friend. 
The -blessings that God doth con- 
tinually send? 
Or selfishly hid them away in my 

heart. 
Like a rtiiser refusing with treasures 

to part? 



Is the world any brighter because 

I am here? 
Has my light made the pathway of 

any more clear? 
Has it glimmered afar to some soul 

sore distressed. 
And guided it safe to the haven of 

rest? 
Or have I foolishly hid it away, 
'Neath the folly of fashion and 

worldly displaly ? 
These questions are solemn. Oh, 

What shall I see 
When the record of Heaven is open- 
ed to me? 
Sel. by Ruth M. Snyder. 



SENTENCE SERMONS 



r often wonder why it is 
that we are not all kinder 
than we are. How much the 
world needs it! How easily 
it is done! How instantan- 
eously it acts! How infall- 
ibly it is remembered! — 
Henry Drummond. 



God put the church in the 
world. Satan seeks to put 
the world in the church. 

The only people who never 
fail are those who never try. 

If you are afraid to admit 
mistakes, more likely you 
are making one. 

To entertain some people, 
all you need to do is, listen. 

The worst of all mockeries 



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is a religion that leaves the 
heart unchanged; a religion 
that has everything but the 
love of Christ enshrined in 
the soul. 

If you ask the way to the 
crown — 'tis by the cross; to 
the mountain — 'tis by the 
valley; to exaltation — 'tis he 
that humbleth himself. 



There is a path in which 
every child of God is to walk, 
and in which alone God can 
accompany him. — D. Smith. 

The preaching that this 
world needs most is the 
sermons in shoes that are 
walking with Jesus Christ. 

The face is made every 
day by its morning prayer, 
and by its morning look out 
of the windows which open 
upon heaven. Josepli Parker. 

Have thy tools ready ; God 
will find thee work. — Chas. 
Kingsley. 



DAILY BIBLE READING FOR 
MARCH 



Sun. 


1— John 2:12-25. 


Mon. 


2— John 4:27-29. 


Tues. 


3 John 9:1-14. 


Wed. 


4— Neh. 4:19-23. 



Earnestness 



Memory verse, Deut. 6:5, "And 
thou Shalt love the Lord thy God 
with all thine heart, and with thy 
soul, and with all thy might." 



Thurs. 5— Psa. 119:137-145. 

Fri. 6— Isa. 69:1-10. 

Sat. 7— Luke 8:37-49. 
Memory verse, Psa, 119:2, "Bless- 
ed are they that keep his testi- 
monies, and that seek him with 
the whole heart." 

Sun. 8— II Timothy 1:1-14. 

Mon. 9— II Pet. 1:1-17. 

Tues. 10— I Cor. 9:13-27. 

Wed. 11— Acts 20:28-38. 

Thurs. 12— Isa. 59:16-21. 

Fri. 13— Eph. 1:3-23. 

Sat. 14— Heb. 2:1-10. 
Memory verse, Prov. 3:5, "Trust 
in the Lord with all thine heart; 
and lean not unto thine own un- 
derstanding." 

Sun. 15—1 Cor. 12:18-31. 

Mon. 16— Luke 22:39-47. 

Tues. 17— Deut. 6:1-13. 

Wed. 18— Micah 7:1-7. 

Thurs. 19— II Cor. 5:1-11. 

Fri. 20— James 5:10-20. 

Sat. 21— Joel 2:12-21. 
Memory verse, Jer. 29:13, "And 
ye shall seek me, and find me, 
when ye shall search for me with 
all your heart." 
.i„§un. 22—11 Cor. 1:12-24. 

Mon. 23— Eccl. 9:7-18. 

Tue^. 24-^Rev. 3:14-22. 

Wed. 25— Rom. 10:1-11. 

Thurs. 26— Matt, 23:27-39. 

Fri. 27— Acts ,;?;1.-13. 

Sat. 28— Luke 2:25-36. 
Memory verse, John 9:4, "I must 
work the works of him that sent 
me, while it is day: the night com- 
eth, when no man can work." 

Sun. 29—11 Cor. 7:1-11. 

Mon. 30— Acts 12:1-13. . 

Tues. 31— Phil. 1:14-28. 



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Vol. XXXI March 15, 1953 No. 6 

'Tor the faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 

OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and 1| OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
Scriptural in practice. jj the world and preach the gospel. 

\\ 

OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



SUFFERING OF THE 'people who suffer for their 

CHRIST faults, mistakes and short- 

comings. Perhaps we may 

For what glory is it, if,; be among this list in one 
wiien ye be buffeted for your way or another. Do we have 
faults, ye shall take il any reason to glory in this? 
patiently ? but if, when ye do , Verily no, but rather we 
well, and suffer for it, ye should be ashamed of it, feel 
take it patiently, this is ac- rather that we did not even 
ceptable with God. For meet our just dues and care- 
even hereunto were ye call- fully plan and arrange that 
ed: because Christ also suf-,we may not m.ake the same 
fered for us, leaving us an mistake again. If such mis- 
example, that ye should takes are made we should 
follow his steps : Who did no take them submissively and 
sin, neither was guile found with due apology, 
in his mouth: Who, when he! Now sometimes when we 
w^as reviled, reviled not try our best to do well, as 
again; w^hen he suffered, he best we know according to 
treatened not; but commit- our knowledge and enlight- 
ted himself to him that'enment we have received 
judgeth righteously: Who from God's Holy Word, we 
his own self bare our sins in | are buffeted and made to 
his own body on the tree, ^ suffer. This may be in many 
that we, being dead to sins, w^ays: Some may speak evil 
should live unto righteous- j of us; some may falsely ac- 
ness: by whose stripes yeicuse us; we may be cheated 
were healed," I Pet. 2 :20-24. ' of our just dues ; we m.ay be 

We read every day of abused physically ; and many 



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ways by which we are made crucifixion. 
to suffer more than what we Why did He suffer all of 
think we should. For such this? Yes, without retalia- 
treatment we humanely will ting in the least and with all 
resent, we may think to re- thp power of God, to deal 
vile them, we may plan to with His enemies? First, 
get even or even get re- His purposes in coming to 
venge. Such an attitude de~ this earth and in spending 
serves no glory or praise but great effort in teaching the 
lb only hum.an and perhaps people, was to "Do the will 
beastly. However, if we of His Father in heaven." 
take such treatment pa- Second, He was here to re- 
tiently, praying for those; veal God's plan of salvation 
who unjustly treat us or even i unto men and shed His blood 
quietly and humbly try to for m.en's sins, so they could 
reason with them, may be a be reconciled unto God. 
credit to us. | Our text tells us that He 

What did our Lord and bare our sins in His own 
Savior teach us ? He did no body that we, being dead to 
sin. He did not harm any sins, should live unto right- 
one in the least, either by eousness. Are we dead to 
vv^ord or deed. Yet, to what sins? Do they have no more 
extent did He suffer? Our influence and control over 
text tells us He suffered, He us? Now, are we alive unto 
was reviled, He had stripes righteousness? To the best 
and He bare our sins on the of our ability? 
tree (the Cross). Now this; Our text tells us that 
is only a brief summary of j Christ, "Reviled not. Threat- 
His suffering for us. Many ened not. Neither was guile 
did not believe what he said, ' found in His mouth." He 
many falsely accused him of was our Savior, our teacher, 
blasphemy, many claimed | and our example; are we 
to follow Him but were not ; following His example and 
willing to accept His teach- ^ His instructions? Is there 
ings. He was beaten, thoras any profit for us to com- 
were roughly placed on H^is memorate His sacrifice and 
head. He was slapped upon example with: eggs, new 
the face besides all the clothes and all types of 
physical and mental anguish gaiety? He sacrificed all to 
that goes with the cruel please God and elevate us. 



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What are we willing to do ished, a great darkness pre- 
fer Him? Are we humbly vailed over the land. There 
accepting His sacrifice and v/as a mighty earthquake, 
daily praying that we may and many arose from their 
be humbly guided to serve graves and appeared unto 
God as He taught us? May many. The vale of the 
we determine to first, please temple was rent in twain 
God in all ways that we pos- from the top to the bottom, 
sibly can; and second, to Jesus of Nazareth is dead in 
lead others to know and the darkness. Even the 
fully accept the sacrifice of hard-hearted c e n t u r i o n 
Jesus ; regardless of the per- standing watch ''feared 
secution, trials and problems gi'eatiy, saying, Truly this 
which may come before us. was the son of God.'' All of 
— these wonders, and evidences 

TRIAL, CRUCIFIXION of God's power was not suf- 

AND DEATH OF CHRIST ficient to soften the hard 

Thornton Mellott l^^^i'ts of those Jews they 

Iwere not satisfied with this 
Part IV !as we find later. 

Matt. 27:46, "About the! Pikte now had another 
ninth hour Jesus cried with a visitor, it was Joseph of 
loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli,;Arimachea, a wealthy man 
lama, sabachthani? that is of the Sanhedrin, he came 
to say, My God, why hast; to ask for the body of Jesus 
thou forsaken me? Why art that it might have a proper 
thou so far from helping me, i burial. After Pilate had 
and from the words of my proper assurance that Jesus 
roaring?" Luke 23:46, "And | was dead, he gave consent, 
when Jesus had cried with a; Jesus' body was carefully 
loud voice, he said, Father, wrapped in linen and laid in 
into thy hands I commend jJosepn's newly cut-out 
my spirit: having said thus, sepulchre in the garden. A 
he gave up the ghost." Psa. ! great stone was rolled unto 
31 :5, "Into thine hand I com- the door of the sepulchre, 
mit my spirit: thou hast re-! The prophet Isaiah says, Isa. 
deemed me, Lord God of 53:9, "He made his grave 
truth." I with the wicked, and with 

The sacrifice had been the rich in his death ; because 
made, the suffering is fin- he had done no violence. 



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'empty and some of them 
neither was any deceit in his quickly ran to tell the dis- 
mouth." icip es. Tnen arose Peter, 

Now the next day Pilate and ran unto the sepulchre, 
had more visitors, the chief and stooping down saw the 
priests and Pharisees came linen clothes. He too won- 
together unto Pilate, saying, dered what had come to 
Sir, Vv^e remember that de- pass. We are told a certain 
ceiver said, while he was yet woman of our company as- 
alive, after three days he tonished many after she had 
will rise again. So they beg- went early to the sepulchre, 
ged Pilate to make the She said, we found not the 
sepulchre sure, until the, body of Jesus, but saw^ a 
third day. Pilate gave his vision of angels, which said 
permi':sion and said, "Go He is alive, and certain of 
your way, make it as sure as them that were with us w^ent 
you can." They went and to the sepulchre and found- 
made it, as they thought it as the women had said. 
sure, sealing the stone and However they did not find 
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day went to a village called with us went to the sepulchre 
Emmaus, about eight miles and found it as the women 
distant, as they walked i had said but Him they found 
along, they talked of these 'not. Christ admonished 
things that had happened, them. Thou fools and slow of 
while they were walking and heart to believe all that the 
talking, Jesus drew near and prophets have spoken : ought 
went with them but they did not Christ to have suffered 
not know that it was Him. these things and to enter into 
Jesus said unto them, "What His glory? Beginning at 
manner of communications Moses and all the prophets, 
are these that ye have one He expounded unto them in 
to another, as ye walk, and the scriptures things con- 
are sad?" cerning Himself. As they 

Cleopas answered. Are drew nigh unto the village, 
you a stranger in Jerusalem, whither they went, and rie 
and know not what has come made as though He would 
to pass in these days ? Christ have gone further, they ask- 
said, "What things? Con- ed Him to tarry with them 
concerning Jesus, w^ho was a for the night, 
prophet mighty in deed and^ As He set at meat with 
word before God and all the them. He took bread and 
people. They told Him how blessed it and broke it and 
the chief priects had con- gave it to them. Ah, their 
demned Christ to death, and eyes w^ere opened, and they 
crucified Him. But we knew Him ; and He vanished 
trusted that He was to be out of their sight. They said 
the One that should have re- one to the other. Did not our 
deemed Israel, and besides hearts burn within us, as we 
all this today is the third day; talked by the way and while 
since those things happend. 'He opened to us the scrip- 
And as we were saying, cer- ' tures ? They arose the same 
tain women being at the , hour and went back to Jei'u- 
sepulchre early this morn-jsaiem, and found the eleven 
ing, astonished us, for they ^gathered together and told 
said they found not the body I them, what things were 
of Jesus but saw visions of done by the way and how He 
Angels which told them He was known of them in break- 
was alive. ling of bread. 

Certain of them that were As they were talking to- 



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gether, Jesus himself stood The new way is termed as 
in the midst of them and the way of light, life and 
said, "Peace be unto you." salvation, and new^ness of 
They all were terrified and life. The old way is the 
frightened and supposed way of the old man or carnal 
that they had seen a spirit, nature, of fleshly nature, 
He asked them why they having worldly desires, sen- 
were troubled, behold my sual, following the lusts and 
hands and my feet, that it habits of the desires of the 
is I myself: handle me. A carnal mind, 
spirit has not flesh and Their seems to be two 
bone as I have. roads, the broad way and 

He told them that the the narrow way. Matt. 7: 
words that He spoke unto 13-14, ''For wide is the gate, 
them while He was still with and broad is the way, that 
them, these things must be leadeth to destruction, and 
fulfilled which are written many there be which go in 
in the law of Moses and the thereat. Because strait is 
prophets and the psalms the gate, and narrow is the 
concerning me. Then He way, which leadeth unto life, 
opened their understanding, and few there be that find 
it is written and thus it be- it." Luke 13:24, "Strive to 
hoved Christ to suffer and enter in at the strait gate: 
arise from the dead the third for many, I say unto you, 
day. will seek to enter in, and 

Later He led them out as shall not be able." 
far as to Bethany and He Heb. 10:1, 3, 6, "For the 
lifted up His hands and law having a shadow of 
blessed them. It came to good things to come . . . can 
pass while He blessed them never with those sacrifices 
that He was parted from which they offered year by 
them and was carried up into year continually make the 
heaven. Needmore, Pa. comers thereunto perfect 

i (purified). V. 3, For it is 

THE NEW WAY not possible that the blood 

I of the bulls and of goats 

William N. Kinsley should take away sins. V. 6, 

In burnt offerings and sacri- 

There are two ways, the fices for sin thou hast had 

new way and the old way. no pleasure." But the blood 



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of Jesus on the cross could knowledge after the image 
cleanse from sin. jof him that created him. 

Then said he (Jesus) Lo John 1, The law and 
I came to do thy will God. prophets w^ere until Jesus 
He taketh away the first, came, now we have grace 
that he may establish the and truth. He said is words 
second. By the which v/ill are truth and they are life, 
we are sanctified through | Grace and truth came by 
the offering of the body of Jesus Christ. 
Jesus Christ once for all.! Gal. 6:15, "For in Christ 
Having therefore, brethren Jesus neither circumcision 
boldness to enter into the availeth anything, nor un- 
holiest by the blood of Jesus, circumcision, but a new 
by a new and living way, creature." Acts 2:18, "On 
which he hath consecrated my servants and on my 
for us. But man seems to handmaidens I will pour out 
desire more the law and the in those days of my Spirit." 
prophets and stumbling It shall come to pass in the 
around about the law then last days, I will pour out of 
coming to the light and hav-|my Spirit upon all flesh, 
ing the blood of Christ ap-j Rev. 21:5, "Behold, I make 
plied to their soul, to learn all things new. And he said 
more about Jesus. > |unto me, write: for these 

Jesus said on one occasion j words are true and faithful." 
learn of me. II Cor. 5: 17, 'Are we going to appreciate 
"If any man be in Christ, he it? And I saw a new heaven 
is a new creature : old things ] and a new earth : for the 
are passed away; Behold,^ first heaven and the first 
all things are become new." earth were passed away. 
Romans 6:2, We also should j Matthew tells us, Heaven 
walk in newness of life, that j and earth shall pass away, 
we should serve in newness but my words shall not pass 
of spirit, and not in the old- 1 away. II Pet. 3:11 to 13. 
ness of the letter. For the Seeing then that all these 
letter killeth, but the spirit things shall be dissolved, 
giveth life. Col. 3:9, 10.! what manner of person 
Seeing that ye have put off: ought ye to be in all holy 
the old man with his deeds : | conversation and godliness, 
and have put on the new ' looking for and hasting unto 
man, which is renewed in the coming of the day of 



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God, wherein the heavens 
being on fire shall be dis- 
solved, and the elements 
shall melt with fervent heat? ! 
Nevertheless we, according 
to his promise, look for new 
heavens and a new earth, 
wherein dwelleth righteous- 
ness." 

God who at various times 
and in different manners 
spake in times past unto the 
fathers by the prophets hath 
in these last days spoken 
unto us by his Son, whom 
he hath appointed heir of 
all things by whom also he' 
made the worlds. They all, 
shall v/ax old as doth a gar-: 
mient, and as a vesture shaltj 
thou fold them up, and theyj 
shall be changed. Theyj 
shall perish; but thou re-^ 
mainest. 

HYMN 
New every morning is thy love, 
Through sleep, and darkness 

brought; 
And more of heaven in us to see 
Restored to life, power, and 

thought. 

New mercies, each returning day, 
Hover around us while we pray: 
New perils past, new sins forgiven. 
New thoughts of God, new hopes of 
heaven. 

O Lord, only thy dear love 
Can fit us for thy rest above, 
A new life to live every day. 
More like Thee from aay to day. 
Hartviile, Ohio. 



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TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 



Paul R. Myers 

Chapter 25 
Parable of The Sower 

It was v/hile traveling be- 
tween Bethany and Hebron 
that w^e saw the plow^man 
and the sower for the first 
time. Instantly, we recog- 
nized these two occupations 
as mentioned by Jesus in 
His teachings. He taught 
by parables and the parable 
of the sower is one of the 
many fine examples of 
Jesus' teachings. 

It is indeed interesting to 
w^atch the people of Palestine 



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farm. They do it the crude In America, farmers per- 
and very hardest way. As pared the seed bed before 
stated in a former chapter, sowing the seed. They 
the farm land of Palestine plow the land and then work 
is very rough, up hill and the ground in preparation 
down. Much of the land is to sowing the seed. In Pal- 
terraced, one terrace above estine nearly all farmers, 
the other, separated by stone with few exceptions, sow the 
fences. This condition alone seed first, then plow it 
makes farming difficult. 'under. That constitutes 

Their ways and means of 'their seeding, 
farming are today, just as In relating what we saw^ in 
they were in Christ's time, connection with plowing and 
What He saw and taught sowing, I will take it up in 
about can be seen by anyone the same manner as they 
traveling there now. Jesus perform it there, 
came unto His own and Hisj First, the sower. Read 
own received Him not. As the parable of the Sower, as 
a consequence, the people of taught by Jesus and as re- 
Palestine have not become corded by Matthew in Matt, 
enlightened. They live, eat, 13:1-17. Jesus said, "Behold, 
work, -etc., without the ad- a sower went forth to sow." 
vantage of modernization We walked from our cars 
which has become a part of directly to and on the fields 
so called christian nations, which they were about to 
The sad and the alarming sow to wheat. The small 
thought is the fact that to fields, so rough, seemed like 
this day the Jews do not be- small gardens by our stand- 
lieve in Christ. ard. While standing there 

It had rained for about v/atching the sower getting 
two weeks prior to our visit- ready to sow the seed, we 
ing Palestine. As the result felt like the pages of God's 
of the wet weather, they Word, regarding this par- 
were detained from working ble, were about to come to 
on their ground. However, life. We were anxious and 
the ground was drying off could hardly wait until the 
and wherever it was any sower began to sow. 
near ready to work, thej Men in Palestine were 
farmers were getting started [long garb, similar to 
on seeding their wheat. 'women's dresses. Such was 



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the garb of this sower. He field. It was very impres- 
had brought his seed wheat sive. He wore a white gar- 
in a bag to his field. He ment with a dark head gear, 
turned up the skirt of his As he cast, we could see the 
garb and poured the seed seed leave his hand. We 
into it. Much like our wives could see it light on the 
and mothers do when they ground. We saw what Jesus 
happen to go to the chicken saw many times, which 
house and have nothing with prompted Him to teach this 
them to carry the eggs to parable. 
the house. They will turn' Jesus relates in the par- 
up their apron, put the eggs able how some of the seed, 
in and take them to the as it left the hand of the 
house. That is exactly the sower, fell by the wayside. 
same way the sower carries Some fell on stony ground. 
his seed. He turns up his Some fell among the thorns. 
skirt, pours a large quantity Some fell on good soil. Here 
of seed into it, then goes to we saw each of the soil con- 
the field he proposes to sow. ditions referred to in this 

Practically all farmers beautiful parable. 
there plow a furrow around As the sower went forth 
the small area they want to to sow, as the seed left his 
sow. Using as a guide or hand, he had no control as to 
boundary, they cast the seed where the seed fell. When 
within that area. This par- he walked over the pathway, 
ticual farmer did likewise, 'the stony soil or among 

He took his position at one thorns, he did not withhold 
end of the small field. He eastiiig. Naturally the seed 
reached into his supply of fell on the different types of 
seed and began casting the soil. 

seed with a long sweep of his 1 learned a wonderful 
arm, at the same time walk- lesson, literally, while stand- 
ing through his field, timing ing there actually seeing the 
his walk v/ith his casting, seed fall from the sower's 
thus assuring himself that hand. A true minister of 
he was covering the ground the Gospel must sow the 
with the seed. seed. Even if he knows 

We followed him back and there maybe one in the audi- 
forth over the field, until ence who may not be in full 
he had seeded the entire accord with the rightful 



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preaching of the Word, it is I true that statement and how 
his duty to sow and not j stony is much of the land of 
withhold. By sowing the: Palestine. We saw this 
true seed, he discharges his : sower as he cast his seed and 
duties before God. ^as it fell upon the stony 

As the sower sowed the places. In other fields we 
seed, some fell by the way- saw very, very stony soil. I 
side. In Palestine there are 'hardly have the ability to 
many shepherds with their present in words how stony 
sheep. Oftentimes they will some of the land in Palestine 
lead their sheep over a field actually is. We stood in 
making a beaten pathway or several fields that you could 
wayside. Too, as in America, hardly see any loam, what- 
farmers will have a lane ever. Stones were visible as 
along one end: of their fields far as you could see and for 
to travel from one field to the full width of the field. 
another. This land so used| At one place they were at- 
becomes firm and hard, be- tempting to plow such a 
coming a wayside. ! field. Stones were so large 

Naturally, as the seed is and so numerous that two 
being cast and the sower and three men were walking 
crosses a pathway or way- i ahead of the plow and with 
side, and they often do, he tools similar to picks, were 
does not for the minute rolling the stones away from 
withhold, but continues to ahead of the plow. The 
cast. I stones were so prevalent 

Some of the seed must and j that you could easily have 
does fall on these waysides, walked over the full length 
The ground is hard. The and breadth of that field, 
seed can not find a hiding and many more which we 
place or coverage and being! we saw, v^ithout ever touch- 
exposed, the fowls of the airjing the soil. Lying between 
come along and devour it. these big stones were mil- 
The seed is lost. There is lions of smaller stones up to 
not a hope of recovery and sizes as large as loaves of 
this seed will not bring forth j bread, making the field lit- 
fruit. |erally a field of stone. In 

As the sower continued to, travelling over America I 
sow, Jesus said, "Some seed I never saw a field so sony,, 
fell upon stony places." How let alone anyone trying to 



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plow it. As the sower went As we viewed the land in 
forth to sow, some of the Palestine, keeping in mind 
seed fell on such stony soil, this parable, it is our con- 
The seed sprouted, but lack- elusion that of all the land in 
ing root and moisture, soon Palestine, only a very small 
died out. In other words, percentage of it is good soil. 
the seed that fell among the Let us in few words apply 
stones vv^as lost, also. this parable as Jesus ap- 

Another condition the plied it, injecting into it our 
farmers have to contend impression of what we saw 
with are thorns and thistles, while in the land. The seed 
We savv' them, just as Jesus is the Word of God. The 
taught about them. As the sowers are preachers, teach- 
sower sows, the seed is cast ers, and those that would 
among the thorns. With live godly lives. The soil is 
their crude wooden plows, the hearts of men and 
they oft-times are unable to women. As the ¥/ord of 
plow out the thorns. The God is preached or taught or 
plow pushes around the lived, as the seed is sown, it 
thorns and they remain. The falls into these hearts. How 
seed falls and drops down it is received determines how 
under and around these productive its growth will be. 
thorns. As the seed grows These hearts are of four 
it is soon choked out by the types, typical of the four 
thorns, which take posession tvpes of soil Jesus teaches 
of the land. The thorns about. 

overcome and this portion of iiie wayside heart is one 
the seed is lost. which receives the Word, 

We were thankful to see understands not and allows 
some seed falling on good Satan to remove the Words 
ground. Here and there in from their hearts. Thus the 
small patches, we sav/ fair- teaching of the Word, as it 
ly good soil. Naturally, as applies to a waj^side heart 
the sower cast the seed, some was non-effective. It was a 
of it fell on the good soil, waste of time. 
That which did was the only The stony heart is the 
seed that germinated, grew type that receives the seed 
and brought forth fruit, with joy. It endureth for a 
Some an hundred fold, some v/hile, but because it lacks 
sixty and some thirty fold, root, is not established; can 



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13 



not stand trouble or per- today who live for Christ 
secution, is easily offended j and the Church and are true 
and drops out. This portion | and faithful is small? Is 
of the seed is lost. |that not exactly what Jesus 

The thorny heart is one! meant to teach in this para- 
that heareth the Word, but;b]e? We are creatures of 
allows the cares of this: choice. We can cause our 
world and the deceitfulness hearts and lives to be one of 
of riches to choke it out. the four types of soil. Pray 
Again, this portion of the j God we may be good soil, 
seed did not bring forth That we may allow the Word 



fruit, not even enough to re- 
place the original seed. 
The heart of good soil 



IS 



Thus, comparatively speak 
ing, three-fourths of the 
seed was lost ond only one- 
fourth produced. We are re- 
sponsible to continue to sow 
the seed and God will give 
the increase. 
This parable is in simple 



to grow m our individual 
lives that we may be fruit- 
ful. Pray that there can be 
one whidi"hea'rethlhe Word;|throu^^ us a multiplicity of 
understands it and makes \Xr^^ ^^r the Church of Jesus 
a ruling part in their lives, j ^^^^^'^• 

It brings forth fruit and is| Pray that whatever por- 
an honor and glory to God. tion of the good seed may 

fall on us, is not wasted, but 
that it might grow and 
bring forth fruit, some an 
hundred, some sixty and 
some thirty fold. 

It is our duty to sow the 
seed. It is each individual's 
duty to cause his heart to be 
language and is easily under- ' a good seed bed. Each doing- 
stood. Comparing the good his part will cause a harvest 
soil in Palestine with the j of souls. Just as sure as the 
other three types, I firmly | sower sowed the seed in his 
believe that Jesus meant to ground and expected later 
teach that the am.ount of ,to reap a harvest, so will 
good soil upon which the j there be a great harvest of 
Word of God falls today is souls at the end of this 
small compared with the world. May each one strive 



other three. 



to be found as grain, to be 



Is it not true that the per- garnered into God's great 
centage of men and women storehouse, Heaven. 



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Chapter 26 
The Plowman 

Closely related to the sub- 
ject of the sower is the plow- 
man. As previously stated, 
many places in Palestine, 
they sow the seed, then plow 
the seed under. 

The plows which they use 
are very crude. They are 
made entirely of wood. The 
plow itself is either a bent 
root or a bent limb of a tree. 
Attached to the plow is a 
long branch or limb of a 
tree. This serves as the 
tongue. It is attached to 
the plow with several long 
wooden pins held in place by 
either strips of bark or 
leather wrapped securely 
around the joint and the 
pins. 

Occasionally some extra 
progressive farmer will 
fashion a crude shaped iron 
as a plow point and attach 
it to the plow. 

Extending back from the 
plow was one single sandle. 
It also was made from a limb 
or branch of a tree. On its 
end a crude cross handle, as 
on a hand lawn mower, was 
attached and by this handle 
the plow was guided. 

The completed plow does 
not appear to have any char- 
acteristics about it that 



would enable it to turn over 
even sandy soil. They are 
clumsy and awkward to 
handle. 

Various forms of motive 
power are used to pull the 
plows. Most common are 
oxen and donkeys. They are 
yoked together and the 
wooden tongue is attached to 
the yoke. It is not uncom- 
mon to see a large camel 
hitched to the plow. They 
are strong, but move ever 
so slowly. 

We saw a donkey and 
heifer hitched together pull- 
ing the plow. While we did 
not see it, women are often 
used as beasts of burden and 
are harnessed and made to 
draw the plow. 

The man doing the plow- 
ing must possess a marked 
degree of patience or mani- 
fest unconcern as to the 
progress he makes each day. 
Either type of motive power 
is very slow. The teams of 
oxen, donkeys or combina- 
tions are not trained to 
follow the furrow as are our 
beasts of burden. As a con- 
sequence, they are in and 
out, making a very crooked 
furrow, oftentimes leaving 
a strip of ground unplowed. 

Too, the many, many 
stones which the plowman 
must work around must be 



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15 



a very discouraging factor. 
The plow will be in the 
ground, hit a large stone, 
jump out. Then the plowman 
must back up and start over. 
This process is repeated 
ever so many times. As 
formerly stated, they plow 
such stony fields that several 
men work ahead of the plow 
removing the larger stones. 

When they plow in a 
thorny field, because of the 
crudeness of the plow, sel- 
dom, if ever, can they plow 
under the thorns. 

The root of the thorn is 
so embedded that the crude 
plow can not plov/ it out. 
The point of the plow is so 
dull that it will not cut it off. 
Instead of getting rid of the 
thorns, they continue to 
grow and become more of a 
pest and harder to get rid of. 

So it is with sin in our 
lives. If we allow it to grow, 
it becomes so rooted and a 
part of us that we can hard- 
ly get rid of it. 

As a consequence, the 
plowman not being able to 
plow under the thorns, they 
choke out the seed that is 
sown. 

Each man who attempts to 
plow carries with him in his 
hand an ox-goad. It is a 
slender pole six to eight feet 
long. One end is sharp and 



is used to prod the team. 
The other end is sharp and 
is used to remove weeds that 
accumulate around the plow. 

As the plowman plows, 
with one hand he holds and 
guides the plow. With the 
ox-goad in the other hand, 
he urges his team to keep 
moving. It is indeed a slow 
and difficult way to till the 
soil. 

As we watched several 
men plowing, being in the 
field with them, a number of 
scriptures came to our 
minds. Often, the one doing 
the plowing would be look- 
ing back. He did so to see if 
he missed turning all of the 
ground. He looked back to 
see what may have caused 
the plow to jump out of the 
ground. He would have his 
hand on the cross handle of 
the plow and the team would 
be moving forward. 

Jesus witnessed this scene 
many, many times. In Matt. 
9:62, Jesus says, "No man, 
having put his hand to the 
plow, and looking back, is 
fit for the kingdom of God." 
The plowman can scarcely 
plow his stony soil looking 
ahead, and can accomplish 
nothing looking back. 
! When we are laboring in 
the field of the Master, go- 
ing forward, we should never 



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look back or turn back into 
the world. Remember Lots 
wife. She looked back from 
whence she came and she 
turned into a pillar of salt. 

Again, as we watched 
them plow so laboriously, 
yet accomplishing so little, 
we were reminded of the 
scripture as found in Gen. 
3:19, "In the sweat of thy 
face shalt thou eat bread." 
They truly have to work 
hard and long, literally 
sweat to raise a little wheat 
to eat a little bread. 

Then, too, as we saw them 
plowing we again were re- 
minded of the parable of the 
sower, the stony ground and 
Jesus' application to it. 

It is a common sight to 
see two and three plowmen 
working in the same field at 
the same time. The hard 
work involved in plowing be- 
comes easier for all when 
many hands set to the work. 
It is just as true in the work 
of the church. When each 
member sets their hand to 
the work to be done, it be- 
comes much easier for each 
one and much more can be 
accomplished. 

I saw one man who had 
just completed his seeding 
and plowing. It was a very 
poor piece of work, judging 
it by our way of plowing and 



seeding. Yet he had the 
appearance of being very 
well satisfied with the work 
he had just completed. 

Watching them work so 
hard for so little in return 
brought about a state of 
pity and concern for them. 
They, not knowing any bet- 
ter, seemed perfectly satis- 
fied. 

We truly enjoyed watch- 
ing their way of doing. 
Why? Because it is the 
same way they farmed when 
Jesus walked up and down 
Palestine nearly two thou- 
sand years ago. We saw 
with our eyes similar scenes 
as He saw with His eyes. 

We were thankful we were 
permitted to see for our- 
selves. We hope our verbal 
explanation of what we saw 
will benefit each reader. 
(To be continued.) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 

THOUGHTS ON FOXE'S 
CHRISTAN MARTYRS 



As we continue in the in- 
serting of this book we en- 
ter a new period in Christian 
history which we might 
name Modern Christian 
History. This will include 
the rise of the Mohammedan 
religion and later the begin- 
ning of all present Protest- 



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ant faiths growing out from shortcomings and sins. In 
under the supression of the same light you perhaps 
Rome. jhave been astonished at some 

If you recall these inser- of the acts of these so-called 
tions, a year ago we entered Christian martys. First, 
a different period, the med- this book was written by 
ieval period, where persecu-man, second these people 
tions of the Christians was had only a small part of the 
carried on by professed opportunity of knowing 
christians from Rome, who and understanding God's 
wished to control all religion. I Word that we have today. 

When we first began the: Thus we found planned de- 
insertion of chapters from'fense and retaliation by 
this book, several questions many through methods that 
came up. Shall we insert all' are definitely not according 
of the book? Shall we pick to the New Testament teach- 
out only certain chapters? in;?s. 

Shall we eliminate all state- j What are we suffering for 
ments which do not agree 'our Lord today? Are we 
with our understanding of fully clinging to God's Holy 
God's Word today? Our | Word as we understand it? 
conclusion Vv^as that: if we Are we compromising any 
wanted to gather a general; with the world, in our carry- 
history of the fate of Chris- ling out of the New Testa- 
tians through all ages and if ment teachings? How far 
we wanted to use someone 'dare we go in planned agree- 
else's impressions, from an; ment and protection from 
unbiased point of view, we! those evil tendencies of the 
must include all Foxe's ac-! world? Are we retaliating 
count. i against the forces of satan 

If we are hero v/orshipers,|or are we suffering? Medi- 
we are saddened by God's fate on the questions in this 
Holy Word giving mistakes, paragraph in the light of: 
sins and shortcomings of ^ our words, our dealings with 
even His leaders. But God man, our planning our am- 
saw fit to reveal much of the bitions in life, our enjoyment 
weak and evil side of good and entertainment, our de- 
men perhaps, to warn us of portment, our dress and our 
our own human nature and zeal in the service of our 
what might be our own Lord and Savior.— Editor. 



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Foxe's Book of Christian 
Martyrs 

Chapter XII 

The Mohammedans or 
Saracens. 

Mohammed, the founder 
of the religion which takes 
its name from him, and 
which is the faith of the 
Turks and of more than one 
hundred millions of people 
in the East, was born at 
Mecca, in Arabia, about the 
year 570. His parents were 
poor, and his education 
limited; but by his genious 
and craft he made himself a 
king during life, and after 
death was worshipped as a 
prophet, and almost a god. 
The followers of Mohammed 
are called Mohammedans, 
from his own name; or 
Mussulmans and Moslems, 
from the word Islam, which 
means submission to God 
and to his porphet; some- 
times they are given the 
name of Arabs, from their 
present country of Arabia; 
and more frequently Sara- 
cens, from one of their prin- 
cipal tribes. 

Mohammed's book, which 
is the Mohammedan's bible, 
is called the Alcoran or 
Koran. In this book there 
are to be found traces of 
paganism, Judaism, and 



even Christianity, strange- 
ly intermingled; but in the 
principles which it advocates 
and the rewards it promises 
it is well adapted to in- 
fluence the sensual nature of 
the people for whom it was 
written. 

Mohammed Calls Himself 
A Prophet 

At the age of forty, Mo- 
hammed proclaimed himself 
la prophet. Being subject to 
■ violent epileptic seizures, or 
I fits, he turned them to his 
'advantage by making his 
I ignorant followers believe 
I they were caused by the 
visits of an angel, who came 
to teach him, and whose 
[presence threw him into 
I trandes and convulsions. 
I Such was his influence that, 
[during his lifetime almost 
the whole of Arabia ac- 
knowledged Mohammed as 
the prophet of God, andj 
armies of brave warriors! 
were eager to fight at his 
command. Mohammed was 
before everything else a 
soldier; and as he became 
more powerful he sought to 
establish his doctrine by 
force of arms. The glories 
of a paradise in which every 
sense would be gratified 
were promised to his follow- 
ers who fell in battle. "The 



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sword," said he, "is the key 
of heaven. He who falls in 
the fight, his sins are for- 
given, his wounds shall be 
instantly healed, and he shall 
be borne aloft on wings of 
angels." As a consequence 
of their implicit faith in 
these promises the soldiers 
of the false prophet have 
always been renowned for 
their bravery. Assured of 
being instantly translated 
into an entrancing paradise, 
if slain in battle, they fling 
themselves upon their 
enemies with almost irre- 
sistible fury, and seem 
rather to court than avoid 
the death which most men 
fear. 

Growth of Mohammedanism 

Mohammed died in 632. So 
rapid was the spread of the 
religion which he founded 
that eighty years after his 
death the Mohammedans, or 
Saracens as they were usual- 
ly called, ruled supreme over 
Arabia, Syria, Persia, 
Egypt, the whole of the 
northern coast of Africa 
and over Spain. They had, 
therefore, in this short space 
of time, conquered as many 
nations as the ancient 
Romans had done during 
seven centuries of warfare. 
Although often driven back, 



and thousands of them slain 
by the armies of Christen- 
dom; as well as being some- 
times held in check by strife 
within their own borders, 
their gigantic power con- 
tinued to grow and grow^ 
for eight hundred years — 
until they placed their glit- 
tering crescent upon the 
spires of the Christian 
churches at Constantinople, 
and sounded their war-cry 
before the gates of Vienna. 

The Turks Attack 
Constantinople. 

Constantinople, the an- 
cient imperial city, which 
for more than eleven hun- 
dred years had repelled the 
attacks of the enemies of 
Christianity, was besieged 
for the last time by the hosts 
of Islam in the year 1453. 

Mohammedll, the fiercest 
and most terrible of the 
Turkish sultans, had no 
sooner taken the sceptre 
left by his father Amurath, 
than he resolved to wrest 
the ancient capital from the 
hands of the reigning sover- 
eign, Constantine Palaeolo- 
gus, a prince of splendid 
courage, who nobly redeem- 
ed the once glorious title of 
Roman emperor. Early in 
the month of April the Turk- 



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ish hosts appeared before 
the city. Three hundred | 
thousand men, swept upj 
from all parts of Asia, form- ^ 
ed the huge army of Moham- 
med, while a fleet of three | 
hundred and twenty vessels 
prepared to attack Constan- 
tinople on the side toward 
the sea. 

Defence of Constantinople j 

Against this overpowering 
force Constantine could onlyi 
bring a few ships and 
galleys, and about ten thou-1 
sand soldiers. Although the| 
city contained over one hun-| 
dred thousand people, much' 
the greater number were un- j 
fit to take part in her de-j 
fence; workers in costly 
fabrics and jewels, monks, 
and women were numerous, 
but of hardy soldiers there 
were only a few. By the 
emperor's command a 
strict search was made 
through the streets and 
houses for men able and 
willing to bear arms against 
the enemy; some ships 
which arrived from the 
Black Sea were held, with 
their crews, to aid the de- 
fence, and a strong chain 
was drawn across the mouth 
of the harbor to keep out 
the Turkish vessels. 



Mohammed's Army Begins 
the Assault with Cannon 

The Turks began by mak- 
ing a furious attack upon 
the land side of the city, 
which was protected by a 
double wall, and a deep ditch 
filled with water. Against 
these strong defences they 
could have made but little 
headway had it not been for 
the destructive force of gun- 
powder, then just coming 
mto use. Mohammed plant- 
ed fourteen enormous can- 
nons before the walls, some 
of which carried stone balls 
weighing two hundred 
pounds. The thunderous re- 
ports of these great guns, 
and the crushing force of the 
round stones which they 
hurled against the gates and 
into the midst of the city, 
brought the Greeks of Con- 
stantinople in haste to the 
walls, from whence they 
looked down in dismay ^ at 
these new and terrible 
engines of destruction which 
were directed against them. 

(Since we do not feel it 
profitable to take space for 
Foxe's detailed account of 
this great battle, we shall 
conclude this insertion with 
a short account of it. Edi- 
tor.) 

With their much larger 
number of trained soldiers 



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and this new type of equip- invaded Austria and attack- 
ment, the Mohammedans ed Vienna. This city had 
had the advantage. Only the just been re-inf orced by a 
bravery and determination body of Germans from the 
of the defenders, with some north and the Turks met 
good defense which they stiff opposition. This stub- 
had, saved them from sud- born resistance drove the 
den destruction. Food and Turkish general to rash 
supplies were getting low! methods of warfare by 
but four vessels were able to I which he suffered severe 
get through the Moham- losses and finally gave up 
medan fleet and up to the the seige. Three years later 
city. Mohammed II was the Turks again invated 
greatly enraged by their in- 1 Austria but because of the 
ability to take the city and; vast army that Charles V. 
he urged his hosts on with | drew up against them, they 
every conceivable method i withdrew and Europe was 
and rash promises of spoils, saved from infidel invasions. 

Thus under much barbarism 

the city fell. "Such Chris- CHRISTIAN LIVNG 

tians as escaped from the 

wreck of the empire fled toj So many people seek com- 
parts of western and North-, fort in rehgion after they 
ern Europe; the ancient, im- 1 have lost their money, 
perial city itself became, strength and mental capaci- 
and has ever since remained, ties. How much better it 
the home of the sultans and would be to seek Christian- 
th€ citadel of Mohammed- 



anism." 



Sixty-seven years later the 
Turks continued their con- 



ity before those calamities 
happen. 

We shouldn't be Christians 
on Sunday only. We should 



quest northward. They in-; practice Christian principles 
vaded Hungary. Thence at-! every day, at home, at 
tacked the island of Rhodes 'school, at work. If only we 
and after a long seige con- 1 would do this, there would be 
quered it and again invaded be no room for war in the 
parts of Hungary. After, world. Our forefathers 
these victories the Turks de- founded this country on 
termined to drive the chris- freedom to worship God 
tians out of all Europe. They and our young people must 



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build up that faith. 

Sel. by Charles Kintner 



Between the great things 
we cannot do and the small 
things we will not do, the 
danger is that we shall do 
nothing. 



Hunt for the good points 
in the other fellow, remem- 
bering he has to do the same 
in your case. 



A MOTTO 



"Let us awake, stand up, 
preach up, reach up, pray up, 
pay up, stay up, and never 
give up or let up until the 
cause of Christ and the 
church is built up." 



FIVE MINUTES AFTER I DIE 



Loved ones will weep o'er my silent 

face, 
Dear ones will clasp me in sad em- 
brace, 
Shadows and darkness will fill the 

place, 
Five minutes after I die. 

Faces that sorrow I will not see, 
Voices that murmur will not reach 

me, 
But where, oh where will my spirit 

be 
Five minutes after I die. 

Quickly by, years of my life have 
flown. 



Gathering treasures I thought my 

own, 
There I must reap from the seed 

I have sown, 
Five minutes after I die. 

Naught to repair the good I lack, 
Fixed to the goal of my chosen 

track. 
No room to repent, no turning back, 
Five minutes after I die. 

Now I can stifle convictions stirred. 
Now I can silence the voice off 

heard, 
Then the fulfillment of God's sure 

Word, 
Five minutes after I die. 

Mated for aye with my chosen 

throng, 
Long is Eternity — Oh so long. 
The woe is me if my soul be wrong, 
Five minutes after I die. 

Oh, what a fool — hard the word, 

but true, 
Passing the Saviour with death in 

view. 
Doing a deed I can ne'er undo, 
Five minutes after I die. 

If I am flinging a fortune away. 
If I am wasting Salvation's day, 
"Just is my sentence," my soul shall 

say. 
Five minutes after I die. 

Thanks to Jesus for pardon free, 
He paid my debt on Mount Calvary's 

tree, 
Paradise gates will enfold even me, 
Five minutes after I die. 



Oh 



that has 



marvelous grace 
rescued me. 
Oh joyous moment when Jesus I see, 
Oh happy day when like Him I'll be, 
Five minutes after I die. 



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God help you to choose, your 

eternal state, 
Depend on your choice, you dare 

not wait; 
You must choose now, it will be too 

late, 
Five minutes alter you die. 

Sel. by Alvin Silknitter. 



LET'S BE FRIENDS 

Dear good peoples, let's be friends — 
Now, and till the journey ends; 
For thus we'll surely win God's love, 
And we shall meet in heaven above 



DAILY BIBLE READING FOR 
APRIL 



Theme — Wtrtrldly and Godly 
Pleasures. 



Memory verse, Prov. 21:17, "He 
that loveth pleasure shall be a poor 
man: he that loveth wine and oil 
shall not be rich." 

Wed. 1— II Peter 2:9-22. 
Thurs. 2— Luke 12:13-22. 
Fri. 3— Esther 1:1-13. 
Sat. 4— Isa. 22:1-15. 
Memory verse, Luke 18:29, "And 
he said unto them. Verily I say 
unto you, there is no man that hath 
left house, or parents, or brethren, 
or wife, or children, for the king- 
dom of God's sake." 

Sun. 5— Prov. 22:1-17. 
6— Joshua 7:16-26. 
7— Isa. 47. 
8— Matt. 16:21-28. 
9— Eccl. 2:1-12. 
10— Rom. 8:1-15. 
11— Dan. 1:1-17. 
Memory verse, I Tim. 5:6, "But 
she that liveth in pleasure is dead 
while she liveth." 



Mon. 

Tues. 

Wed. 

Thurs. 

Fri. 

Sat. 



Sun. 12— Luke 8:4-16. 

Mon. 13— Matt. 24:36-42. 

Tues. 14 — I Peter 2:1-13. 

Wed. 15— Amos 6:1-12. 

Thurs. 16—1 Kings 4:20-29. 

Fri. 17— Luke 15:11-25. 

Sat. 18— Eccl. 6. 
Memory verse, Gal. 5:16, "This I 
say then, walk in the spirit, and ye 
shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh." 

Sun. 19— Luke 4:1-14. 

Mon. 20— Matt. 5:27-33. 

Tues. 21 — James 5:1-9. 

Wed. 22— Judges 16:21-31. 

Thurs. 23 — Jer. 17:5-12. 

Fri. 24— Gen. 13:5-14. 

Sat. 25— Eccl. 5:9-20. 
Memory verse, Luke 21:34, "And 
take heed to yourselves, lest at any 
time your hearts be overcharged 
with surfeiting, and drunkenness, 
and cares of this life, and so that 
day come upon you unawares." 

Sun. 26— Luke 12:22-31. 

Mon. 27— Prov. 21:8-31. 

Tues. 28—1 Tim. 5:1-13. 

Wed. 29— Rom. 6:1-17. 

Thurs. 30— Gal. 5:16-26. 



ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 
LESSONS 



Apr. 

Apr. 

Apr. 
Apr. 

May 
May 

May 



5 — Easter — ^Christ the First- 
fruits From the Dead. I 
Cor. 15:1-25. 

12— The Test of Obedience and 
True Religion. James 1: 
17-27. 

19— The Test of True Brother- 
ly Love. James 2:1-13. 

21— Faith Without Works is 
Dead. James 2:14-26. 
3 — The Tongue, an Unruly 
Evil. James 3:1-18. 

10 — Mother's Day — Strength 
and Honor are a Good 
Mother's Clothing. Prov. 
31:10-31. 

17 — We Cannot Join Hands 
with the World. James 4: 
1-10. 



Wi 



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May 
May 
June 
June 
June 
June 



24 — Be Certain it is the Lord's 

Will. James 4:11-17; 5:1-6. 
31 — Anoint the Sick. James 5: 

7-20. 
7 — A Tried Faith is of Great 

Value. I Pet. 1:1-12. 
14 — Love One Another With a 

Pure Heart. I Pet. 1:13-25. 
21 — Jesus is Precious to the 

Believer. I Pet. 2:1-12. 
28 — The Vicarious Suffering of 

Christ. I Pet. 2:13-25. 



PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL 

LESSONS 



Apr. 


5 


Apr. 


12 


Apr. 


19- 


Apr. 


26- 


May 


3- 


May 


10- 


May 


17- 


May 24- 


May 31- 


June 


7- 


June 14- 


June 21- 


June 28- 



-Easter — ^Jesus Lives. Matt.i 

28:1-10. I 

-Abraham, a Kind Uncle, j 

Gen. 13:1-17. \ 

-Abraham, Kind to Guests, j 

Gen. 18:1-8. 
-Rebekah at the Well. Gen. 

24:1-20, 58, 66, 67. j 

-A Father Who Loved Hisj 

Son. Gen. 33:1-4; 37:1-4. 
-Joseph a Man Who Loved 

His Family. Gen. 42:1-6; 

45:6-11. 
-Moses and the Shepherd's 

Daughters. Ex. 2:15-25. 
-(Review) Learning to Be 

Kind. Isa. 63:7; Col. 3: 

12-17. 
-A Man Who Obeyed the 

Voice of God. Ex. 3:1-10; 

4:18-23 27-31. 
-People Who Followed God's 

Direction. Ex. 4:18; 5:1; 

13:17-22. 
-People Who Followed God's 

Directions. Ex. 16:4, 14-31. 
-Moses Tells About God's 

Laws. Ex. 20:3-17. 
-(Review) Learning to be 

Obedient. Eph. 6:1-9. 



BIBLE STUDY BOARD 



Blzie Weimer, Chairman. 
Vem Hostetler, Secretary. 
Ben Klepinger, Treasurer. 
Ammon Keller. 
Howard Surbey. 



OFFICIAL DIRECTORY 



Board of Publication 

Harry Andrews, Chairman, 

R. 1, Grandview, Mo. 
O. T. Jamison, Vice Chairman, 

Quinter, Kans. 
Paul R. Myers, Secretary, 

Box 117, Greentown, Ohio. 
Roscoe Q. E. Reed, Treasurer, 

Snowville, Va. 
James Keggerreis, 

R. 1, Strausstown, Pa. 
Howard J. Surbey, 

North Canton, Ohio. 
Ex-Officio. 



* I 



Board of Trusteets 

Lawrence Kreider, Chairman, 
R. 1, Bx. 176, Clayton, Ohio. 

A. G. Fahnestock, Secretary, 
R. R. 3, Lititz, Pa. 

David F. Ebling, Treasurer, 
Bethel, Pa. 



General Mission Board 



Melvin Roesch, Chairman, 

174 Clinton St., 
Wauseon, Ohio. 
Wra. Root, Secretary, 

1007 Main St., 

Great Bend, Kans. 
Ray S. Shank, Treasurer, 

216 W. Marble St., 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
David F. Ebling, 

Bethel, Pa. 
Herbert Parker, 

R. 2. Arcanum, Ohio. 
W. S. Reed, 

Waukee, Iowa. 
Galen Harlacher, 

Newberg, Ore. 
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Turlock, Calif. 



All contributions to the 
various boards should be made 
out to the Treasury, but sent 
to the Secretary for his 
records. 



BIBLE MQNITO 

Vol. XXXI April 1, 1953 No. 7 

'*For the faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 

H 
OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and || OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
Scriptural in practice. jj the world and preach the gospel. 

\\ 

OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sajictified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



THE RISEN CHRIST 

D G 

The Crucified was laid to rest — 

His earthly labors o'er — 
In Joseph's own new sepulchi'e 

Where none had lain before. 
Among the people everywhere 

A startling rumor spread 
That on the THIRD DAY HE WOULD RISE 

AND LIVE AGAIN, though dead! 
The High Priest gave authority 

To seal the entrance tight, 
And ordered Roman soldiers there 

To watch by day and night. 
The Sabbath of the Jews began, 

Then came the second day — 
While in the closely-guarded tomb 

His lifeless body lay. 
Throughout the watches of the night 

The hours dragged on apace — 
THE DAY OF RESURRECTION dawned— 

An earthquake shook the place! 
God's power loosed the bonds of death, 

And through the open door 
The RISEN CHRIST came from the tomb 

To live forevermorel 

Lord of Life, O Risen Christ, 
I give my heart to Thee! 

1 know that my Redeemer liveth, 
And that HE LIVES FOR ME. 

Selected by Sister Roberts. 



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HE IS RISEN chief priests bribed them to 
reli that His disciples came 

"I am the resurrection, and stole him away while 
and the life : he that believ- they slept. Ail their con- 
eth in me, though he were spiracy would have been in 
dead, yet shall he live/' John vain and Christ's influence 
11:25. Since He is the resur- would have increased if the 
rection and the life, God guards had told the truth to 
hath raised Him up to be the public. Actually all the 
the first-fruits of them that chief priests would have 
slept. 'needed to conclude their 

By resurrection we under- 1 plot would of been, to find 
stand: to raise up or bring His body and prove that the 
back to life that which was disciples had placed it there 
dead. Lazarus was dead so after they stole it, as they 
long that mortification had bribed the guards to say. I 
already set into his body, but doubt if they spent any time, 
that made no difference to however, to finish this plot; 
the Son of God and he was for they actually knew bet- 
easily raised up. We are as- ter, with the guards' story 
sured that Christ was dead and other circumstances the- 
because he made sure that chief priests knew that He 
He was dead before he gave had arisen from the dead, 
pel-mission to have His body They had sealed the tomb 
buried. He arose before and placed the guard, with 
mortification set in because Pilate's permission, only be- 
His body was not to see cor- cause they feared that He 
ruption, "nether wilt thou had power to arise from the 
suffer thine Holy One to see dead. 
corruption," Psa. 16:10. I We can now worship and 

When the Angel of the serve, not a dead religiously 
Lord came to roll away the educated teacher, but a risen 
stone, that man might enter Savior, the Son of God. The 
the tomb and be convinced christian religion is the only 
that Christ arose, the hu- religion which has such a 
manely strong guard became leader ; it is the only religion 
as dead men. Later they which has a leader in Heaven 
went into the city and shew- at the right hand of God to 
ed unto the chief priests all intoi'cede for His subjects; 
that had been done. The it is the only religion whose j 



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leader can promise resurrec-' convince people of the power 
tion from the dead, for He of God and of the truth of 
has proved that God has the His wonderful promises, 
power to do it; it is the only j These do not include the 
religion which can promise resurrection of Jesus or of 
an eternal home in Heaven,; those who came forth at the 
created by so powerful a time of His resurrection. 
God, as an heir with their ^ These should prove to us 
great, holy, eternal Leader. 'that God's power is not 

The hope of the resurrec- slackened and that Christ's 
tion is the crowning point of promise is true, "I go to pre- 
this life and the means by pare a place for you, and if 
which we may enjoy the life! go and prepare a place for 
to come. This life is a com- you, I will come again, and 
plicated series of changes receive you unto myself; 
and uncertainties. This that where I am, there ye 
life is complicated with the may be also," John 14:2. 
ever-present temptations of. We have m^any infallible 
sin. In the life to come proofs, as the Holy Spirit has 
there will be no sin, no sor- revealed to us through His 
row, no disappointments and disciples, that without ques- 
no changes but an eternity, tion Christ arose from the 
of joy, peace, comfort and dead. The many teachings, 
satisfaction. The future for some hard to be understood, 
those who do not accept and which Christ gave while 
serve our Lord and Savior, i here on earth have nearly all 
to the best of their ability, is been fulfilled. It is marvel- 
not so bright and beautiful ous how some came about by 
but holds a promise of the power of God, the most 
eternal sorrow and punish- 1 of which took place years 
ment. Why wait, why be un- after His death. Some still 
decided, why not accept the remain to be fulfilled and 
risen Savior while we have without question they will 
the opportunity? each be minutely fulfilled in 

We have two accounts of God's appointed time. God 
resurrection from the dead, 'has the power, God has the 
recorded in the Old Testa- 'plans, God wants to reward 
ment and three accounts in us why will we not submit 
the New Testament; all of our stubborn will unto His 
which I feel were only to Almighty hand? Each and 



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BIBIE MONITOR afraid, and bowed down 
~TTr~4.'"T7T^ ^Z- A 'rr^rcZZ their faces to the earth, they 

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said unto them, why seek ye 



published semi-monthly by the the living among the dead?" 
Board of Publication oi the Dunk- L^ke 24:4-5. We read the 

ard Bretnren Church m the plant , ^ t- 

of the Record Printing Co., Com- WOrks 01 JeSUS among men. 

mercial Printers 2-4 South Mianii Jesus Walked along the Sea 
Street, West Milton, Ohio. ' -P P Vl A 13 f 

Entered as second clasa matter ^^ y,,' ^?. , .^^^ ..K^ 

October 1, 1932, at the Post Office, and Andrew iishmg. Jesus 

ActTf'Larch°?' ?879°' ''''^^' ^^^ ^aid unto them, come ye 

Terms: Single subscription, $1.06 a'^fter me, and I will make you 

year in advance. , |to be fisliers of men," Mark 

Ho^^^rdJ. ?urbey,Rd. NO. 6, North'f^- Straightway or immed- 
oanton, Ohio. Editor. iiatelj^ they lorsook their 

ScaLS'fo''Th"°l,ito"' ^""-Ifts and followed Jesus. 

Paul R. Myers, Greeatown, Ohio.'J^SUS Went a little larther 

Assistant Editor. .along the sea and called 

Lewis B^ Flch., Vienna Va., Asso-iJ^^gg ^nd Johll, they left 
ciate Editor. i „ "'''11 AT f 

Isaac Jarboe, Grandview, Mo., As- '^^^ ^^'^^ lOllOWea JeSUS at, 
sociate Editor. jonce. 

-- ---— ==7 , Jesus went into their syna- 

every detail will take place, gogue and taught so that 
will we be ready to accept his they were astonished. A 
call ? Will we be in the first man v/as in the synagogue 
and bright resurrection? that had an unclean spirit; 
Christ is knocking on our he cried out let us alone, art 
heart's door, why not open thou come to destroy us? 
and fully submit to His will?, What have we to do with 
I thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth, 



THE SUFFERING AND 
RISEN JESUS 

D. K. Marks 



the Holy One of God. Jesus 
commanded the evil spirit to 
come out, he came out, the 
people were all amazed at 
the new doctrine and miracle 
of Jesus, the devils were also 
"And it came to pass, as; astonished. Jesue healed all 
they were much perplexed manner of sickness, cleansed 
thereabout, behold, two men the lepers and opened the 
stood by them in shining eyes of the blind. The news 
garments: and as they were spread abroad, they came to 



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Him for relief. Jesus sup- clean (spiritually) but not 
plied ail their needs. There all, He knew who would be- 
were times when Jesus had tray Him. When they were 
no time to eat. Jesus lived eating supper, Jesus said, 
in a body of flesh so he be- verily, verily one of you 
came hungry, thirsty, tired shall betray me, the dis- 
and He suffered. 'ciples were veiy sorrowful. 

The enemies of Jesus They began to ask. Lord is it 
spake evil of Him, gathered I? Judas asked last, Master 
themselves together and is it I? Jesus answered, 
counciled how they might thou hast said. Jesus gave 
destroy Him. They asked Judas a sop and said, that 
questions trying to condemn thou doest do quickly. Judas 
Him by His speech but they went out to betray Jesus and 
could not. Jesus was busy get the thii'ty pieces of 
doing good wherever He silver. 

went. His enemies increased Jesus taught them to love 
and they decided they need- one another. He gave them 
ed a man to betray Him in bread, the emblem of His 
the absence of the multitude, body, He also gave them 
They made friends with the cup, the emblem of His 
Judas when he was away shed blood. Then they sang 
from Jesus. Judas asked an hymn and went out on the 
what they would give?, way to the garden of Geth- 
They promised to pay semane. Jesus became very 
thirty pieces of silver.? sorrowful and said, watch 
Judas went to Jesus and 'and pray that ye enter not 
waited for a convenient time into temptation, the spirit is 
to betray Him. i willing but the flesh is weak. 

Jesus sent two disciples to'' He took Peter, James and 
prepare a feast in an upper John away from the eight 
room. In the evening Jesus disciples. Jesus prayed, 
came with the twelve dis- my Father if it be possible 
ciples and went in the room, let this cup pass from me; 
Read Jno. 13. Jesus poured nevertheless not as I will, 
water into a basin and wash- but as thou wilt. Jesus knew 
ed the disciples feet and that the awful suffering- 
wiped them with a towel, time was near, prophesied in 
The disciples could not un- the fifty-third chapter of 
derstand, Jesus said ye are Isaiah. He came to the dis- 



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ciples, they were sleeping, Pilate and cried out, crucify 
He said watch and pray that Him. Pilate said, I find no 
ye enter not into temptation, fault in Him. The Jews 
Jesus went away the second cried away with him, crucify 
time and prayed the same him. Then Pilate took Jesus 
words. He came to the dis- and scourged him. 
ciples, they were sleeping They put a crown of 
again, he went away the thorns on His head and 
third time and prayed the beat Him. Jesus received 
same words. Then he came wounds on His head. Pilate 
to them, the}^ were sleeping said I find no fault in Him. 
again, Jesus said sleep on. iThe Jews said, by our law 

Soon he said arise, the Son He ought to die, crucify Him, 
of man is betrayed in the crucify Him, then Pilate de- 
hands of sinners. Peter took livered him to be crucified, 
a sword and cut off the ear. Think of the gi-eat suffer- 
Oi Malchus, trying to de- ings of Jesus before Pie was 
fend Jesus. Jesus said to nailed on the cross. The 
Peter, Put up thy sword into great and horrible suffering 
the sheath, the cup which my when nailed and hanging 
Father hath given me, shall on the cross, cannot be told. 
I not drink it? Jno. 8:11. He endured it all to redeem 
Jesus touched the ear and a sinful world. Jesus died, 
healed it. He would not He was buried and arose 
have His enemy to suffer, from the grave the third 
They bound Jesus and took. day. He was victor over 
Him to Annas, a higli priest, death and the grave. Three 
He tried to find fault with different times Jesus told 
Jesus. They smote Plim His disciples that he would 
with the palms of their be condemned, crucified, 
hands. They took Jesus die, be buried, and He 
bound to Caiaphas, the high would arise the third day. 
priest, he accused Jesus of The disciples had not under- 
blasphemy. They spit in His stood the message, 
face, blindfolded Him and' Women came to the tomb 
smote Him in the face with ■ to anoint the dead body. On 
the palms of their hands. jthe way they said, who will 

Jesus suffered in the roll the stone away? When 
night, and in the morning they came to the tomb the 
they took Jesus bound before stone v/as rolled away. They 



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looked in the tomb and they hundred brethren at one 
saw the tomb was empty, time. 

they were perplexed, theni Why seek ye the living 
they saw two angels, and among the dead? He is not 
bowed their faces to the | here. This is an important 
earth. The angels said why ', message for our day. Jesus 
seek ye the living among is not found in the sinful 
the dead? He is not here, things and sinful places of 
for He is risen. The women 'this vv^orld, He is not found 
go and tell Peter and John,! where God is mocked. His 
they come and find the | name taken in vain, and His 
tomb empty but the clothes commandments rejected and 
were in the tomb. | disobeyed. God and Jesus 

Mary Magdalene remained I are found where He is 
close to the tomb and wept, 'honored and worshipped in 
Jesus spoke and revealed spirit and truth, within a 
Himself to her, lie sent her good, honest and obedient 
to tell the eleven that He was heart, that obeys His com- 
alive and would meet them ' mandments daily along life's 
]n Galilee. The ten gather- pathway until the end of life, 
ed together in a room with Walking in the spiirt, bear- 
locked doors, Jesus stood in ing fruit of love, joy, peace, 
their midst and talked to long-suffering, gentleness, 
them. They told Thomas, goodness, faith, meekness 
who was not present, he did and temperance, 
not believe. The next week| York, Pa. 



they met again, Thomas was 

present Jesus met them| ^jj^ SUFFERING AND 

and upbraided Thomas for; VICTORIOUS SAVIOR 

his unbeliei. Jesus saidi 

unto him, Thomas because | j -p Tyrov-L-c! 

thou hast seen me, thou hasti * * 

believed; blessed are theyj 

that have not seen, and yet' We are again approaching 
have believed," Jno. 20:29., the time of year we will 
A blessing is promised to us commemorate the great vic- 
who have not seen if we be-.tory, of the Savior of the 
lieve that Jesus arose from ' world, over death. One that 
the grave. Paul writes that experienced very severe suf- 
Jesus was seen by above five fering in His last days while 



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here on earth. Christ suf- devils. All the evil spoken 
fered and died to make it against Him did not hinder 
possible that we could be Him from the victorious 
saved from sin. It is now resurrection, 
possible that after we pass Refering to the sorrows 
through this world, of much of eai'th, many can only 
trouble and suffering, vie- fully realize by experience. 
i"ovy may be ours also. Recently I have heard said 

As our minds are drawn there are many that think- 
to the sufferings on earth, they have great troubles, 
through the afflictions of who do not know what great 
life, many sad conditions are troubles are : as we think of 
ever present. I am thank- the criples, the injured, those 
ful there are people who be- on their beds of affliction 
lieve in showing sympathy and many shut-ins; all de- 
and try to bring comfort to prived of desired health and 
the unfortunate and suffer- strength. The fowls of the 
ing, in this world. It is proof air have nests but the Son of 
of the love which is ever man had no where to lay His 
present in the true christian head. Many sad conditions 
life. are ever present in the 

I believe it is well for us to world. This is a heritage 
meditate upon the work that of flesh and blood of which 
Christ has done for the un- there is no escape. Through 
fortunate. When He was love the christian sympath- 
here in person, He began to izes with the unfortunate. • 
teach them that the bon of What a great difference 
man must suffer many thing betv/een the christian spirit 
and be rejected of the elders and the evil spirit. The 
and of the chief priests and Prince of justice and peace 
scribes and be killed and is coming to earth again,, 
after three days rise again, "To execute judgment upon 
Mark 8 :31. Christ was all, and to convince all that 
without sin yet he was ac- are ungodly among them of 
cused of many defamed all their ungodly deeds which 
things: keeping bad com- they have ungodly com- 
pany, breaking the sabbath, mitted, and all their hard 
gluttony, intemperance, in- speeches which ungodly sin- 
sanity, blasphemy, treason ners have spoken against 
and being possessed with him," Jude 1:15. Efforts 



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against true Christianity are joy. Christ told His dis- 
also against Christ. ciples "In three days He 

Many suffer severe hard- would rise." 
ships through their Chris- After His body was de- 
tian work on earth. Christ stroyed He won the victory 
was willing to suffer and die over the dark domains. He 
on the cross. The apostle later ascended into heaven 
Paul was willing to suffer and is now taking part in 
for the cause of Christ, preparing a place for the 
Spreading the Gospel, He faithful. When He was 
looked forward to the great here in person, He said to 
crown of righteousness laid His loved ones, "Many man- 
up for the faithful. This sions will be there." 
may have given Him such a' Here in this world people 
great determination to go build fine homes, they call 
forward through the hard- mansions. Many people have 
ships in His pathway. He all their trust in the perish- 
said that we see through a ing thing of this sinful 
glass darkly but some day world. People travel at a 
we would see Him face to high rate of speed. Envy is 
face. existing among the great 

Above all the sad condi- nations of the world and 
tions and suffering of earth, great preparation is being 
let us think of the cruel made for war by manufac- 
treachery endured by the turing greater destructive 
Savior. As the redeemer of i weapons than ever before, 
sinners He has gained the This makes life, to a large 
great victory to glory. The extent, more uncertain than 
way is now open, a privilege ever before. Here in this 
for all. We know this robe world we have no assurance 
of flesh will not endure for- 'of tomorrow. Homes are 
ever. Christians are only destroyed by storm, fire and 
pilgrims here. Their citizen- explosives. The mansions 
ship is in heaven. Do we Christ spoke of will never be 
have our souls anchored in destroyed. No sin will enter 
the Haven of rest? What a the great city of God. Are 
grand thought for the Chris- we prepared for that place 
tian to change from a place where there is no sorrow, 
of trouble and sorrow to a pain, death, nor fears and 
place of lasting peace and time is not counted by years ; 



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where the victorious Savior alive forever more. It waS; 
is, who suffered the cruel this knowledge which thrill- 
death on the cross? ,ed the Emmaus travelers. 

Rd. 1, Feiton, Pa. It is signficant that. 



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when this knowledge came 
to them, they rose up at the 
same hour and returned to 
Jerusalem with one objec- 
The grandest and most tive. They must find the 
important announcement eleven and share this experi- 
made to human kind is that ence with them. Personal 
He is risen. In Luke 24:34, comfort, danger of personal 
we have the two Emmaus harm, opinions of others and j 
travelers on record as say- many other possible deter- ^ 
ing to the eleven who were rents were all cast aside.' 
gathered together in Jeru- They had a story to tell and 
salem, "The Lord is indeed it must be told, 
risen and hath appeared to Here we strike a parallel 
Simon." They had seen Him, between these two and those; 
talked with Him and sensed of us today who know the 
the sv/eet thrill of His pres- risen Lord. They had a 
<^i^cc. 'story to tell and so do we. 

In this present world of dis- They thought of others with 
appointment and misgivings, whom this glad story must 
there is no message so re- be shared and so do we. 
assuring and hope-inspiring We can not be unmindful 
as the declaration of the of those who never heard the 
risen Lord. Unfortunately, glad story of hope. Time 
many pulpits are presenting surely is running out and 
Him as a leading world per- tlie need is tremendous, 
sonality robbed of His diety With false religious and des- ' 
and His power to meet perate political ideologies 
human need where it exists, sweeping over the world, we 
Ministers of this character , cannot be justified in doing 
can only serve to leave suf- anything less than our very 
fei'ing humanity dead, lost best in carrying this message 
and helpless in their despair, to those who have never 
He is the risen Lord of Glory heard. Would it not become 
who once laid in the new us as Christians to do as they 
tomb of Joseph, but is now did? Let us rise up and put 



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forth every effort to carry day evening. Business meeting to 
this Story. It must be told. ^^^'"^ at 9 a. m., Wedne sday. 

Sel. by Ruth Wilson. 



REJOICE! 



Rejoice, ye Christians, everywhere! 

From the dark tomb so sad 
Christ is risen; He's not there! 

Rejoice and be ye gladl 

The Easter message we would give 
To all for whom He died; 

Trust Him today and you will live 
Forever at His side! 

This glorious message we'll proclaim 

To each and every nation, 
Till all have heard His precious 
name. 
And of His great salvation. 

— Clifford Lewis. 
Selected by Sister Ethel Beck. 



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The District meeting of the First 
District will beheld April 14-15, in 
the Vienna, Va., congregation. 
Elders' meeting April 14th. Sermon 
by an elder of the district, Tues- 
day evening. Business meeting, 
Wednesday, April 15th. Delegates 
will appear with the properly sign- 
ed credentials. 

Ray S. Shank, Dist. Clerk. 



NOAH W. WISE 

Bro. Wise departed this life, on 
Dec. 26, 1952, at his home at Den- 
ver, Pa., R. 1, near Terra Hill. He 

' died of pneumonia after an illness 
of four days, at the age of 54 years. 

j He was the son of the late Jacob 
and Sarah Weaver Wise, and was 
a farmer by occupation, and a 
member of the Dunkard Brethren 
church at Lititz. 

I Surviving are his wife the form- 
er Emma Bollinger Wise, and these 

j children; Esther, wife of David 

i Johns, Ronks; Elle wife of Leverne 

iKeeney, Millway; Sarah, wife of 
Lester Marks, Denver, R. 1; Arthur, 
Clayton and Miriam, all at home, 
and five grandchildren, also four 

■ brothers and two sisters. 

I Funeral services were held Dec. 

i 30, at the Echenrode funeral home 
at Terra Hill and at the Middle 
Creek Church of The Brethren. 
Interment in the adjoining ceme- 
tery. Conducted by Elder A. G. 
Fahnestock, Benjamin Reinhold 

^ and Ammon Keller. 

Susanna B. Johns, Cor. 

ELSIE MAY LORENZ 



SECOND DISCTICT 



District meeting will convene 
April 7-8 at the Pleasant Ridge 
church. Elders' meeting Tuesday at 
10 a. m.; preaching services Tues- 



Daughter of John and Julia 
(Hullinger) Peters, was born near 
Plevna, Indiana, Dec. 9, 1885. On 
the morning of Dec. 31, she peace- 
fully fell asleep in her home at 
the age of 67 years and 22 days. 
Most of her life was spent at the 



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place of her birth. h^ve redemption through his 

On Dec. 9 1902 she was united ^Jqq^ ^t^^ forglveneSS of 
m marriage to George Lorenz, for . ^ , , i- r^ i.^ • i 
over fifty years they traveled life's SinS,^acC0ramg to tlie Tiches 
pathway together, sharing each of hlS gTECe, Eph. 1:7. 
other's joys and sorrows. She with A. ForgiveheSS. 
her husband united with the 1_ ^g mUSt kllOW that We 

Church of The Brethren and were ^^.^ ginners, lost and Undone 

baptized May 30, 1906, later trans- •.■[ ^ p-i \- , A ' A 

ferring their membership to the WltnOUt L-nriSt^, anO. in neea 
Dunkard Brethren church, in which 01 SalvatlOn. 

she lived a faithful, devoted life. 2. We must COnfeSS OUr 

To this union two sons were sins to God, and before the 

born: Harley Clifton preceded her ^yQ^.]^l '^Jf ^yg confeSS OUr 

Nov. 9, 1939. Leander, of Wabash . i • <? •- 1 jt? i H " -i f i 

county, with the husband and four ^^^^> ^^. ^^ laimiUl ana JUSL I 

grandchildren survive. to forgive US OUr SiUS, and 

She was of a cheerful disposition, to cleailSe US from all Un- 

a lover of home, a good wife and righteoUSneSS," 1 Jno. 1 :9. 

mother, will be missed in the home, A o-ain from Col 1 "14 'In 

church and community. i i .' \' ' i.- 

But our loss is her gain. We need ^hom we iiave redemption 

not mourn as those who have no through hlS biood, even the 
hope, for we have hope of a bless- forgiveneSS of OUr sinS." 
ed immortality, in that land where 3. We must repent of OUr 
there will be no more death, pain, g^,^g^ ^^^-g 2:38, "Peter Said 
nor crying for God shall wipe away . f]-,v,i^ Ronp-of' p-irl hp 
all tears from our eyes. Y'^^^. ^^'f^^' Kepent, and be 

Funeral services were held at the baptized everyone of yOU m 
Plevna Dunkard Brethren church the name of JeSUS Christ for . 

with Bro. Floyd swihart in charge, the remission of sins, and ye 

assisted by Bro. Harley Rush. She g]^^]} i-gceive the gift of the 

was laid to rest in the Walburg y^Qiy p'host " 

cemetery near Greentown, Ind. ,^ tK ^ r' • /» • 

I Before forgiveness of sins 

A precious one from us is gone, |jg complete We mUSt gO 

At.arL7acaJt1„'™'rme. ithrough: Confession, Re- 

Which never can be filled. ;penLance, Conversion, Bap- 

Paithanna Kintner, Cor. ;tism to Wash away OUr sinS 

and then the gift of the 

THESE THINGS CAN BE Holy Cxhost. This brings us 
YOURS into a saved relationship 
- [with God, Acts 3:19, "Re- 
Joseph P. Robbins 'Pent ye therefore, and be 

converted, that your sins 

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timeis; of, refreshing shall I not come into condenihatioh ; 
eoiTiefi'om the presence of but is passed from death 



the Lord:" u ,-.*-» -*.. 
;B...Peacer^^>^^'^^-/^^: 
'^"■^EonivS:!, "Therefore' be- 
ing justified by faith, we 
have peace with God through 
our Lord Jesus Christ." We 
can never be justified until 



unto life." John 17:3, "This 
is life eternal, that they 
might know thee the^ only 
true God, and Jesus Christ, 
whom thou hast sent." 

John 10:10, "The thief 
Cometh not, but for to steal, 



we have complied with the i and to kill; and to destroy: I 
conditions of pardon, am come that they might 
Neither can we have peace have life, and that they 
with God until we have faith j might have it more abound- 
in the atoning blood of iantly." We find this abund- 
Christ. Christ has promised 'ant life only in Jesus Christ 
us peace, for He said in Jno. ' our Lord. 
14:27, "Peace I leave withi E. Assurance, 
you, my peace I give untoj 1 Jno. 5:13, "These things 
you: not as the world giveth,'have I written unto you that 
glye I unto you. Let not believe on the name of the 
your hearts be troubled. Son of God: that ye may 
neither let it be afraid." know (or have the assur- 
ance) that ye have 



C. Salvation. 
Eph. 2:8, "For by 



eternal 
grace! life, and that ye may believe 



are ye saved through faith ;i on the name of the Son of 



and that not of yourselves: 
it is the gift of God." 2 Cor. 



God." Verse 10, "He that 
believeth on the Son of God 



6:2, "Behold, now is the ac- hath the witness (or the as- 
cepted time Behold, now isisurance) in himself: he that 
the day of salvation." Christ! believeth not God hath made 
Jesus became our salvation; him a liar; because he be- 



when He died on the cross. 
When he said. It is finished. 
Through His atoning blood 
We obtain eternal salvation. 

D. Life. 

John 5:24, "He that hear 



lieveth not the record that 
God gave of his Son. 

We can never have the as- 
surance of eternal life if we 
do not believe in the virgin 
birth of Christ and in His 
eth my word, and believeth atoning blood. This is our 
on him that sent me, hath only hope of eternal life. 
everlasting life, and shall' Potsdam, Ohio. 



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A TRIED FOUNDATION 



A. B. VanDyke 



In defense of King James 
Version of the Bible and a 
protest against the new late 
modern version. 

The New Modern Version 
is void of the Deity of Christ, 
the virgin birth of Christ, 
and the atoning blood of 
Christ. What then is left 
for the hope of salvation. 

The new modern version 
has repudiated the substitu- 
tionary doctrine of the 
atonement. What then is 
left for the rising genera- 
tion? 

We old folks can keep our 
King James version, they 
cannot get that away from 
some of us at least for 
awhile. I have gone through 
my King James version ten 
times from Genesis to Reve- 
lations and the more I read it 
the better I like it. It has 
been my help, and stay for 
87 years. I want a Bible 
that will honor God by giving 
due honor to His Son, Jesus 
Christ, our Savior, vv^hose 
blood atoned for our sin. 

In my judgment, the men 
that have removed from the 
Bible, the doctrine of the 
atonement are guilty of 
crucifying the Son of God 



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afresh, and putting Him to 
an open shame. Could they 
do worse ? This is surely the 
worst thing that has ever 
come to the people of this 
age, and what will the har-| 
vest be ? ^ 

Goshen, Ind. 



REPENTANCE— WHAT 
IS IT? 



W. H. Umland 



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Isa. 45:22, Isaiah tells us 
that there is only one God 
and that it is only through 
that God that we can be 
saved. He says, "Look unto 
me, and be ye saved, all the 
ends of the earth: for I am 
God, and there is none else." 
Acts 14:15, "Why do ye 
these things? We also are 
men of like passions with 
you, and preach unto you 
that ye should turn from 
these vanities unto the living 
God, which made heaven, 
and earth, and the sea, and 
all things that are therein." 

Matt. 19 :21-23, speaking to 
the young man that had 
n;uch of this world's goods, 
when the young man asked 
what he must do to be saved, 
"Jesus said unto him. If thou 
will be perfect, go and sell 
that thou hast, and give to 
the poor, and thou shalt have 



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treasure in heaven: and of God." 
come and follow me. But| Job 11:13-16, "If thou pre- 
when the 3^oung man heard pare thine heart, and stretch 
that saying, he went away i out thine hands toward him ; 
sorrowful: for he had great if iniquity be in thine hand, 
possessions. Then said Jesus! put it far away, and let not 
unto his disciples. Verily I wickedness dwell in thy 
say unto you, that a rich I tabernacle. For then shalt 
man shall hardly enter into j thou lift up thy face without 
the kingdom of heaven." |spot; yea, thou shalt be 
2 Cor. 5:17, "Therefore if j steadfast, and shalt not 
any man be in Christ, he is 'fear; because thou shalt for- 
a new creature, old things I get thy misery, and remem- 
are passed away: behold, all ber it as waters that pass 



things are become new. And 
all tnings are of God, who 
hath reconciled us to him- 
self by Jesus Christ, and 
hath given to us the ministry 
of reconciliation." 

Col. 3:2, "Set your affec- 
tion on things above, not on 
things on the earth. For ye 



away. 

Jer. 4:14, "0 Jerusalem, 
wash thine heart from wick- 
edness, that thou mayest be 
saved. How long shall thy 
vain thoughts lodge within 
thee?" Jer. 4:18, "Thy way 
and thy doings have pro- 
cured these things unto thee ; 



are dead, and your life is hid 1 this is thy wickedness, be- 
with Christ in God." Heb. cause it is bitter, because it 



12:1, "Wherefore seeing we 
also are compassed about 
with so great a cloud of v^it- 
nesses, let us lay aside every 
w^eight, and the sin which 



reacheth unto thine heart." 
Ezek. 14:6, "Therefore say 
unto the house of Israel, 
Thus saith the Lord God; 
Repent, and turn yourselves 



doth so easily beset us, and I from your idols; and turn 
let us run with patience the {away your faces from all 



your abominations. 
Ezek. 18:4-5, 7-9, "Behold, 



race that is set before us. 
Looking unto Jesus the 

author and finisher of our | all souls are mine; as the 
faith; who for the joy that' soul of the father, so also the 
was set before him endured | soul of the son is mine; the 
the cross, despising the 'soul that sinneth, it shall die. 
shame, and is set down at But if a man be just, and do 
the right hand of the throne that which is lawful and 



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right, and hath not oppress- former prophets have cried, 
ed any, but hath restored to | saying. Thus sayeth the Lord 
the debtor his pledge, hath | of hosts; Turn ye now from 
spoiled none hy violence,! your evil v/ays, and from 
hath given his bread to the your evil doings: but they 
hungry, and hath covered did not hear, nor harken 



thee with a garment; he 
that hath not given forth 
upon usury, neither hath 
taken any increase, that 



unto me, saith the Lord." 

Luke 3:3, "And he came 
into all the country about 
Jordan, preaching the bap- 



hath withdrawn his hand tism of repentance for the 
from iniquity, hath executed remission of sins." V. 8, 
true judgment between man i "Bring forth therefore 
and man, hath walked in my fruits worthy of repentance 
statutes, and hath kept my and begin not to say with- 
judgments, to deal truly; he in yourselves, we have Abra- 
is just, he shall surely live,! ham to our father: for I say 
saith the Lord God." |unto you, that God is able of 

Hosea 12 :6, "Therefore these stones to raise up chil- 
turn thou to thy God; keep dren unto Abraham." Acts 
mercy and judgment, and 2:38, "Then Peter said unto 
wait on thy God continual- them, repent, and be bap- 
ly." Hosea 14:1, "0 Israel, tized every one of you in the 
return unto thy Lord thy name of Jesus Christ for the 
God; for thou hast fallen by! remission of sins, and ye 
thine iniquity." Joel 1:12-13, 'shall receive the gift of the 
"Therefore also now, saith; holy ghost." Acts 8 :22, "Re- 
the Lord, turn ye even to me | pent therefore of this thy 
with all your heart, and with^wickednes, and pray God, if 
fasting, and with weeping,, perhaps the thought of thine 
and with morning : and rend heart be forgiven thee. 
your heart, and not your| Matt. 4:17, "From that 
garments, and turn unto the time Jesus began to preach, 
Lord your God: for he is and to say. Repent: for the 
gracious and merciful, slow kingdom of heaven is at 
to anger, and of great kind- hand." Mark 6:12-13, "And 
ness, and repenteth him of they went out, and preached 
the evil." ithat men should repent, and 

Zech. 1 :4, "Be ye not as they cast out many devils, 
your fathers, unto whom the and anointed with oil many 



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that were sick, and healed appearance of evil, I Thess. 
them." Luke 13:3, "I tell 5:22. "You touch not, taste 
you, nay: but, except ye re- not, handle not," Col. 2:21. 
pent, ye shall all likewise All churches that preach the 
perish." I truth from the Holy, inspir- 

, Acts 2:38, "Then Peter ed Word of God, preach 
said unto them. Repent, and against Hollywood and all 
be baptized everyone of you movies. How can anyone 
in the name of Jesus Christ preach against movies and 
for the remission of sins, 'not preach against tele- 
and ye shall receive the gift vision? They are the same, 
of the holy ghost. Acts 3 : 19, | The only difference is that 
"Repent ye therefore, and you do not have to go to the 
be converted, that your sins theatre to see the movie now 
may be blotted out, when the as Hollywood, the Liquor 
time of refreshing shall come Industry and Tobacco com- 
from the presence of the panics have moved right into 
Lord." Acts 17 :30, "And your homes with television, 
the time of this ignorance Television is a rival of 
God winked at; but now schools and churches, the 
commandeth all men every- feeder of lust, a perverter of 
where to repent." | morals, a tool of greed, a 

Mark 1 :4, "John did bap- school of crime, a betrayal of 
tize in the wilderness, and innocence. It glorifies im- 
preach the baptism of re- purity as love ; pictures mur- 
pentance for the remission der as entertainment; exalts 
of sins." Luke 3 :3, "And he nakedness and indecency as 
came into all the country beauty ; shows drink, revel- 
about Jordan, preaching the ling, gambling, revenge, and 
baptism of repentance for gun fights as proper and 



the remission of sins." 

Waukee, Iowa. 

TELEVISION 

What Is Wrong With It For 
The Christian? 



legitimate. Television ruins 
the influence of a Christian, 
debauches the mind of chil- 
dren, inflames the lust of 
youth, and hardens the 
hearts of sinners. 

The Word of God says that 
every born again child of 
The Word of God says the ' God is a witness for Christ, 
Christian abstains from all Matt. 10:32-33. That we 



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should let our light so shine 
before men, that they may 
see our good works, and 
glorify our father which is 
in heaven, Matt. 5:16. Cer- 
tainly a Christian could not 
be obedient to this command 
of God, and have a television 
in their home that glamour- 
izes all types of sin. ''There 
is a way that seemeth right 
unto a man, but the end 
thereof are the ways of 
death," Prov. 16:25. 

Sel. by Harry L. Junkins. 

TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 



Paul R. Myers 

Chapter 27 
Reaping and Threshing 

Continuing with farming, 
after the seed is sown, and 
through the blessings that 
flow from the hand of God, 
in fulfillment of His 
promises, there is a harvest 
time. 

We have that promise and 
its fulfillment in our land 
and they have the same 
promise and its fulfillment 
in Palestine. 

While they have crude 
ways of putting out their 
crops, they have just as 
crude a way of harvesting, 



threshing and storing their 
crops. 

There is in Palestine near- 
ly every type of known 
climate. This condition is 
due to its mountains, 
plateaus and valley. There 
is perpetual snow on Mt. 
Hermon and Mt. Lebanon, 
while in the vicinity of 
Jericho, snow never falls. 
This variation in climate has 
a pronounced effect on their 
agriculture. 

One crop common to 
many parts of Palestine is 
wheat. In former chapters I 
attempt to relate how 
they plow and seed their 
land to wheat. 

From October to Decem- 
ber is seed time in Palestine. 
From April to June the 
wheat is harvested, the 
variation in time running 
parallel with the variation in 
elevation. 

When the wheat is ripe 
and ready to garner in, they 
use several different 
methods. One method is to 
pull each stalk out by its 
roots by hand. They go 
through their fields and re- 
move every stalk. This 
method requires much hard 
hand labor. The stalks are 
then bound into sheaves. The 
sheaves are then taken to 



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the threshing floor, Gen. are permitted to glean. 
37:7. I They follow the reapers. 

A more modern method is They thoroughly go over the 
to cut the wheat with a fields and miss very few 
sickle. Then it is bound into grains. 
sheaves and carried to the| In fact, the reapers are 
threshing floor. Wheat not to gather too closely, 
and barley seldom grow to a whether it be wheat, barley, 
height exceeding thirty fruits or whatever is being- 
inches. In order to lighten harvested. They are in- 
their work, many times they. structed to purposely leave 
will cut the wheat just be- j some for the gleaners. Lev. 
low the heads of grain. This: 19:9-10., "And when ye reap 
method lightens the work the harvest of your land, 
considerably. jthou shalt not wholly reap 

Where they just take the the corners of the field, 
heads of grain, or ears as neither shalt thou gather the 
they call them, they carry gleanings of the harvest, 
them from the fields in And thou shalt not glean 
baskets, to the threshing thy vineyard, neither shalt 
floor. Occasionally, one who, thou gather every grape, of 
has given way to more thy vineyard; thou shalt 
modern means will haul his leave them for the poor and 
sheaves or heads of grain in | stranger; I am the Lord thy 
a cart, as mentioned in Amos God." 

2:13. "Behold, I am pressedj We read in the book of 
under you, as a cart is press- \ Ruth, chapter 2, how Ruth 
ed that is full of sheaves." | gleaned in the field of Boaz. 
It seems unbelievable that He directed the reapers to 
harvesting would be contin- let wheat and barley for 
ued today as it was back in Ruth to glean. He even told 
the Old Testament times. |them to drop handfuls on 

Anyway they do it, it is purpose. She gleaned and 
slow, hard and tedious work, j according to this chapter, 
By harvesting their grain she had at the end of the day, 
as they do, they lose much of more than could usually be 
it. So much handling of it gleaned in a day. Why? 
causes the grain to fall from Because Boaz was not 
the heads. This wheat is greedy in wanting it all. 
not lost. The poorer people' How about us? Do we, 



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claiming to be followers of 
Jesus, leave for others? Do 
we leave more than the 
world leaves for others? 
Might we leave handful on 
purpose, that those follow- 
ing us might receive some- 
thing. 

Today, in Palestine, after 
the reapers have gone 
through the fields, cut and 
hauled off the grain, the 
gleaners moved in and 
thoroughly go over the fields 
from one corner to the other. 

Threshing is done today 
two ways, same as in Old 
Testament times. One way 
most used today is the 
threshing floor. They 
choose a level piece of hard 
ground or if available, a 
smooth rock surface, forty 
to fifty feet across. The 
grain is scattered over this 
hard surface. Then cattle or 
oxen or both, three and four 
abreast, go round and 
round treading out the 
grain. This, too is a very 
slow process. 

They do not muzzle the 
animals that tread out the 
grain, just as they were not 
to do in olden time. Deut. 
25:4, "Thou shalt not muzz- 
ling the animals at time of 
threshing," much of the 
grain is consumed in the 
threshing process. 



Where there is but a small 
quantity of grain to be 
threshed, it is threshed by 
hand. Sticks and flails are 
used. The grain is beaten 
I out. Ruth used this process 
jto thresh what she hadglean- 
led in the field of Boaz. Ruth 
,2:17, "So she gleaned in the 
i field until even, and beat out 
that she had gleaned, and it 
was about an ephah of bar- 
ley." The same process is 
used today. It is included in 
the process of threshing. 

Another method of separa- 
ting the grain from the 
straw used in Bible times 
and used today is winnow- 
ing. The grain is tossed or 
thrown against the wind 
with a fork or fan. This 
separates the grain from 
the stalk. The grain is then 
passed over a sieve or screen 
and is removed from the 
chaff. It is a slow, hard way 
of separating the grain from 
the straw, but in time, they 
accomplish that end. 

The Bible gives a number 
of scriptures bearing on the 
thought of this method of 
threshing. Read Matt. 3:12, 
jer. 4:11 and Amos 9:9. 

After the grain is thresh- 
ed, it is stored in granaries. 
These granaries are usually 
cut out of solid rock and 
generally are underground. 



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21 



Some will be above ground, 
but few. 

Barns as we know them 
are unknown in Palestine. 
Usually, these storage places 
are under their homes, which 
often are one unit with their 
barns or stables. In their 
way, they take good care of 
the harvested grain. 

As we saw their way of 
farming, and in our minds 
compared it with present 
farming methods in 
America, one could hardly 
believe there yet remains 
such a marked contrast be- 
tween two nations. Either 
way it is done, there is a 
seedtime and there is a har- 
vest. 

We are laboring in God's 
fields and vineyards. We 
are too sow the seed, culti- 
vate the plant, and care for 
it so that it matures. Some 
day there will be the great 
Harvest. Rev. 14:15, "And 
another angel came out of 
the temple, crying with a 
loud voice to him that sat on 
the cloud, Thrust in thy 
sickle, and reap ; for the time 
has come for thee to reap; 
for the harvest of the earth 
is ripe." 

Individually, we want to 
be ready for that harvest. 
(To be continued.) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 



HOW IS THE HEART 
DARKENED? 



Lester Bittinger 



To all our dear brethren 
and sisters in Christ Jesus 
our Lord, I am making re- 
quest if I have criticized any 
one, please forgive me. I do 
not mean to criticize at all, 
but only to warn everyone 
of the Word. Ezek 13:3, 10, 
"Thus saith the Lord God; 
woe unto the foolish proph- 
ets, that follow their own 
spirit, and have seen nothing 
Because, even because they 
have seduced my people, 
saying, peace ; and there was 
no peace ; and one built up a 
w^all, and lo, others daubed it 
with untempered mortar." 

God forbids us to try to 
make things that bring 
sorrow, to look sweet and 
pleasant. The thought I want 
to press is that we must 
work out our own soul's 
salvation, with fear lest, we 
should fall into some temp- 
tation which will be hard to 
overcome. 

I have been working with 
a man, who tries to teach 
that there is no hell. To me 
this is a sad story for such 
a one has darkness, in his 
heart. Jesus teaches us 



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plainly in Mark 9:43, "And 
if thy hand offend thee, cut 
it off ; it is better for thee to 
enter into life maimed, than 
having two hands to go into 
hell, into the fire that never 
shall be quenched." Please 
take your Bible and read to 
the end of that chapter, for 
we do not want 'any of our 
brethren or sisters to be in 
darkness on this scripture. 

Mark 13:22, "For false 
Christs and false prophets 
shall rise, and shall shew 
signs and wonders, to seduce, 
if it were possible, even the 
elect." I am glad for our 
own sake, that He put "if 
possible" in that verse. I 
could not name the number 
of opposition I have met 
with but I thank God, I have 
found some folks that are 
concerned about how to get 
a little closer to Crihst. Rom. 
1:20-21. "For the invisible 
things of him from the crea- 
tion of the world are clearly 
seen, being understood by 
the things that are made, 
even his eternal power and 
Godhead; so that they are 
without excuse, because that 
wen they knew God, they 
glorified him not as God, 
neither were thankful; but 
became vain in their imagi- 
nations, and their foolish 
heart was darkened." 



Those who try to deceive 
you, speak great swelling 
words, they are revealed in 
Rom. 3:16-17, "Destruction 
and misery are in their ways, 
and the way of peace have 
not known: there is no fear 
of God before their eyes." I 
have met others who just 
think, to belong to church 
will be all that is necessary. 
Christ said. Search the 
scriptures for they are they 
which testify of me. There 
is so much teaching and 
broadcasting which leaves 
out the first, works. "Re- 
pent, and be baptized every 
one of you in the name of 
Jesus Christ for the remis- 
sion of sins, and ye shall re- 
ceive the gift of the Holy 
Ghost," Acts 2:38. 

He did not leave us in 
darkness of the proper way 
to do this. Rom. 6:3-4, 
"Know ye not that so many 
of us as were baptized into 
Jesus Christ were baptized 
into his death? Therefore 
we are buried with him by 
baptism into death : that like 
as Christ was raised up from 
the dead by the glory of the 
Father, even so we also 
should walk in newness of 
life." He even shows us how 
it should be done. "For if 
we have been planted to- 
gether in the likeness of his 



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death, we should also be in 
likeness of his resurrection." 
Rom. 6:5. This is very plain 
language for us to under- 
stand, He was nailed against 
the cross and His head was 
bowed forward when He 
give up the ghost. So to be 
baptized, in the likness of 
His death, we must be bap- 
tized forw^ard. Proper rea- 
soning, guided by the Schip- 
ture on the subject will re- 
move all questions. 

Rom. 6 :68, "Knowing this, 
that our old man is crucified 
with him, that the body of 
sin might be destroyed, that 
henceforth we should not 
serve sin. For he that is 
dead is freed from sin. Now 
if we be dead with Christ, 
we believe that we shall also 
live with him." Let us not 
be lulled to sleep by the 
works of darkness, to give 
the wicked one, power to 
darken our hearts. 

Now unto Jesus, who is 
able to keep us from the 
power of darkness, we 
should gladly go and con- 
continue at the foot of the 
cross, where the stain of all 
sins are lost. I am sure that 
no one wants to spend, the 
ceaseless ages of eternity in 
the lake of fire. Even those 
who try to teach that there 
is no hell say, that God in 



His mercy would not punish 
a soul forever in the lake of 
fire. That is where they 
turn, the truth of God into a 
lie. 

Please understand that 
God's Word standeth sure, it 
will not fail. Do not let any- 
one darken your heart with 
a lie about God's Word, read 
it for yourself. Mark 8:36-37, 
"For what shall it profit a 
man, if he shall gain the 
whole world, and lose his 
own soul. Or what shall a 
man give in exchange for his 
soul?" 



REST FOR THE SOUL 



The cry of the hum.an 
heart is everywhere. It is 
among the rich and the poor, 
the learned and the illiterate, 
the old and the young, at 
home and among the 
heathen. This cry is for 
peace, for satisfaction, and 
happiness. The world offers 
rest, but cannot give it. 
There is no rest in sin. There 
is no rest in riches, in pleas- 
ure, in fame, honor and self- 
ish ambition. "There is no 
peace, saith my God to the 
wicked." 

Where can rest be found? 
Jesus says, "Come unto me, 
all ye that labor and are 
heavy laden, and I will give 



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you rest." Jesus alone can 
give rest to the sinful soul. 
He alone can heal the broken 
hearted. 

There are two rests prom- 
ised, One to those who are 
weary and heavy laden with 
a sense of guilt and a dread 
of the future and one to the 
people of God. There is a 
rest of soul awaiting every 
child of God; rest of heart, 
mind and the past, because 
it is under the precious 
blood. 

How thankful we as Chris- 
tians should be that we have 
found that rest. Let us pray 
and give that our friends 
and neighbors may also find 
this rest for which their 
hearts are crying. 

Ruth Wilson. 



THE OUTGOING MISSIONARIES 



They turned their backs, that little 
band, 

On fields and prospects ever; 
They bade farewell to all that's dear 

And heart from home they sever. 
They saw the needy hands for aid 

Outstretched across the water; 
They heard the call and gave up 
all— 

"Farwell, perhaps forever!" 

What seek they in that burning 

clime? 

What prize can lure them thither? 

Why dicount health, aye, life itself, 

And from strength, or fame, or 

life romantic? 



It it gold or filthy lucre? 
Will they gain a store of richer 
thought. 
Or is it for adventure? 

Nay! Nay! These things are not 
enough 
To pay for what they suffer; 
In dusky garb some jewels are 
found 
Than brightest pearls are richer. 
They seek the wealth, the honor, 
fame 
Of worlds and being higher; 
They find the precious blood- 
bought souls — ' 
That is their one desire. ; 
Sel. by Ruth Wilson. < 



DOORS 



Lona Peason Macdorman 



Some doors have hearts, it seems to 

me 
They open so invitingly; 
You feel they are quite kind — akin 
To all the warmth you feel within. 
Some doors, so weather beaten, 

gray. 
Swing open in a listless way. 
As if they wish you had not come — 
Their stony silence leaves you dumb. 
Some classic doors stand closed and 

barred 
As if their beauty might be marred 
If any sought admittance there, 
Save kings or prince or millionaire. 
Oh, may mine be a friendly door; 
May all who cross the threshold 

o'er 
Within find content and rest, 
And know each was a welcomed 

guest. 

Sel. by Ruth M, Snyder. 



LE 



Vol XXXI 



April 15, 1953 



No. 8 



"For the faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 



OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and 
Scriptural in practice. 



OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
the world and preach the gospel. 



OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous, 
Kiore holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



RECOMPENSE 



"He that despised Moses' 
law died without mercy un- 
der two or three witnesses: 
of how much sorer punish- 
ment, suppose ye, shall he be 
thought worthy, who hath 
trodden under foot the Son 
of God, and hath counted the 
blood of the covenant, where- 
with he was sanctified, an 
unholy thing, and hath done 
despite unto the Spirit of 
grace? For we know him 
that hath said, Vengeance 
belongeth unto me, I will 
recompense, saith the Lord, 
and again, the Lord shall 
judge his people," Heb. 10 : 
28-30, 

Recompense means: in re- 
turne or to give an equival- 
ent. Recompense is a very 
great joy to the child, the 
laborer or the employee; 
who has performed as good 
as he or she could, what the 
parent, the master or the 



employer has asked them to 
do. On the other hand, 
recompense causes fear, 
sorrow and remorse, over 
the one who has not tried 
his best to do what he was 
told to do. 

It has ahvays been neces- 
sary, to keep human beings 
and, perhaps we should say 
everything, in their respec- 
tive place and best interest, 
to have laws and orders with 
a recompense for obedience 
or disobedience unto them. 
Without a recompense, at 
least among carnal individ- 
uals, the law vv^ould be of no 
use. Good law^s make for 
the enjoyment and well-be- 
ing of all concerned, how- 
ever laws that are not good 
may cause hardships on 
those concerned. God knows 
all and makes only good laws. 
Man may need to experiment 
to find which laws are for 
good or may even devise 
laws which are not good, for 



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some evil purpose. trod under foot His teach- j 

Moses made laws to direct ings, do not reverence them 
and control God's people ac- and respect them and fail to ! 
cording to the pattern which praise, adore and obey Him 
God gave him. Now he that we will face the power of 
"despised" these laws: did God. He made the supreme 
not properly respect, con- 1 sacrifice for us in coming to 
sider their value and obey dearth to show us God and 
them, if proved by two or, His desires for our good; 
three witnesses met with | shedding His blood that our 
sudden death as a punish- 1 sins might be forgiven and 
ment. If we know of Christ! we might be able to know 
and His teachings and do and serve God as His heir, 
not govern ourselves byj God has v^arned us time 
them and obey them, we ac-'and again that He will judge 
tually despise them. iHis people. We have a m.ui- 

Now Moses' law allowed, titude of facts from the his-i 
no mercy but Christ's teach- tory of God's dealings with; 
ings give us many oppor- His people, down through' 
tunities of mercy, if we the ages, that should impress 
humbly ask God, through us v/ith the necessity and the 
Christ our Savior, for mercy, joy of respecting and serving 
Something most of us take God at all times. We know^ 
entirely too lightly is that enough of God to be fully 
God's mercy will not always 'convinced that God has 
strive with man. Under the 'ample power to recompense 
present dispensation of us wdiether for good or evil. 
God's grace Vs^e feel He will God has told us that venge- 
always give us an opportun- lance belongs unto Him and 
ity to knov/ and serve Him 'that, without question He 
but if we do not make use of will recompense. 
that opportunity, however | W^ould an Almighty God 
small it is, our recom.pense:be just, if He did not punish 
will be just as severe and, those who are so far away 
grevious. land disobedient to His Avon- 

Christ's followers enjoy jderful plan, and if He did 
many privileges through | not reward those who have 
His atonement, because His 'reverenced, respected, prais- 
blood vv'-as shed to cover our ed and honored Him? There 
sins and remove them. If we is a gap so wide that the 



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human mind can hardly 
fathom between, as our text 
says; those who have de- 
based the Son, humiliated 
and made light of His atone- 
ment blood, and in this 
Spirit age has renounced its 
part in God's eternal plan of 
salvation; and those who in 
humble, careful obedience 
have tried to love, serve and 
obey Him and His plan of 
salvation. 

"How shall we escape, if 
we neglect so great salva- 
tion; which at the first be- 
gan to be spoken by the 
Lord, and was confirmed 
unto us by them that heard 
him," Heb. 2:3. 

whyTbeleve the 

BIBLE i 

Joseph P. Robbins 

Acts 8:37, ^'And Philip 
said, if thou believest withj 
all thine heart, thou mayest.i 
And he answered and said,j 
I believe that Jesus Christ is 
the Son of God." 

1. I believe the Bible to 
be the inspired Word of 
God. 2 Pet. 1:21, 'Tor the 
prophecy came not in old 
time by the will of man : but 
holy men of God spake as 
they were moved by the Holy 
Ghost." 2Tim. 3:16-17, ''All 



scripture is given by inspira- 
tion of God, and is profitable 
for doctrine, for reproof, for 
correction, for instruction in 
Righteousness : That the 
man of God may be perfect ; 
throughly furnished unto all 
good works." 

2. I believe the Bible, be- 
cause it gives the record of 
the creation of the World. 
Gen. 1:1-31, in the very be- 
ginning God created. Again 
I believe the Bible for it 
gives the record of the crea- 
tion of man. Gen. 1:26-27, 
For God made man in his 
own image and likeness. In 
Genesis 3, He gives the 
record of m.an's fall. 

3. I believe the Bible be- 
cause God promised a Re- 
deemer, Gen. 3:15. 

4. I believe the Bible be- 
cause it tells us of the con- 
ception of Christ by the 
virgin Mary in Luke 1 :30-31, 
"And the angel said unto 
her, fear not, Mary : for thou 
hast found favor with God, 
and behold, thou shalt con- 
ceive in thy womb, and bring 
forth a Son, and shalt call 
his name Jesus." Luke 2:7, 
His virgin birth, "And she 
brought forth her firstborn 
son, and wrapped him in 
swaddling clothes, and laid 
him in a manger; because 
there was no room for them 



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of the Record Printing Co., Com- thee, That thou art Peter, 

mercial Printers, 2-4 South Miami ^.y^^ UDOn this rOck I will 
Street, West Milton, Ohio. l. -ij i ^ i 4-^ 
Entered as second class flatter ^mld mj church; and the 

October 1, 1932, at the Post Office, gates 01 hell shall llOL pre- 

Ict^f LS°3' ?879°' '''''^^' *^^^vail against it." Jesus did 

Terms: Single subscription, $1.06 a' '^Ot Say he WOUld establish 
year in advance. , the kingdom but the church. 

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Canton, Ohio, Editor. Said He WOUld bUlld. i± He 

Send all subscriptions and com- established the kingdom. 

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sociate Editor. established it? Jesus said, 

— = ^ My kingdom is within you, 

in the Inn." so I am satisfied in my 

5. I believe the Bible be- mind, that Jesus was talking 
cause Jesus brought from about the church and not the 
heaven a saving Gospel. 1 Kingdom when he talked 
Thess. 1:5, "For our gospel to the disciples, 
came not unto you in word I believe the Bible because 
only, but also in power, and Jesus established in the 
ill the Holy Ghost, and in church christian ordinances : 
much assurance; as ye know feetwashing, the Lord's sup- 
what manner of men we per and the Communion of 
were among you for your the Bread and the Cup ; to be 
sake." j perpetuated throughout the 

6. I believe the Bible be- 'church age, or until He 
cause Jesus gave us a perfect comes for the Church, His 
plan of Salvation, through bride. In John 13:1-3, Jesus 
the New Birth. John 3:3, 5,! engaged in the services and 
7;; Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16: said that we ought to do as 
16; Acts 2:38. The only way He did, for He gave the ex- 
we get into the Church is ample that we should do as 



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He had done unto them, I receive us unto Himself, to 

9. I believe the Bible for j behold His glory, the glory 
many of His wonderful | which He had with the 
miracles which He did while 'Father even before the 
here in the world. Just think foundation of the world, 
how: He opened the eyes of i Amen. 

the blind, unstopped the! P. 0. Box 34, Potsdam., 0. 

deaf ears, loosed the tiedj — 

tongue, caused the lame ^ to! IS THERE A TRINITY? 

walk, raised the dead to life,| 

preached the gospel to the! Robert L. Kinsley 

people and then how He wasj 

rejected of mankind, evenj There is a plot abroad to- 
His own people. . !day that is bent on tearing 

We see the plan of God un- down the altars at which 
usually fulfilled as, He was faithful Christians of all 
arrested by the angry mob, ages have worshiped. It 
brought to trial before would take away and destroy 
Annas, Caiaphas and Pilate faith in the cardinal doc- 
and unjustly condemned, trines of the V/ord of God. 
mocked, spit upon, smitten, Worldwide in scope, it has 
with a reed, scourged, crown- reached a scale, unparalleled 
ed with thorns, led away and in religious history. 
with wicked hands nailed to! This event is predicted in 
the Cross to suffer, bleed i Biblical prophecy in such 
and die. Why? for your passages as 2 Tim. 4:3, "For 
sins and mine and for the the time v/ill come when they 
sins of the whole world. How will not endure sound doc- 
Joseph of Arimathea went trine" and a host of other 
to Pilate and besought the passages that speak in vivid 
body of Jesus that he might detail of this great apostasy. 
take the body and bury it. This movement is repre- 

10. Last and best, I wholly, sented by various groups 
believe the Bible because and religious organizations 
Jesus arose and went back marching under the guise of 
to the Father and is set Christianity. V/hile many 
down at the right hand of of them seem to be in con- 
the throne of God as our in- flict with each other, yet all 
tercessor. That some day unknowingly are following 
He is coming back again to one vast coordinated plan. 



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The leader behind this men who have been instru- 
master plot is so crafty and ments in God's hands to 
cunning and with a person- change the destiny of count- 
ality so subtle and brilliant less thousands, men whose 
that in 2 Cor. 11:14, he is lives have been outstanding 
called an angel of light and examples of Christian living 
in 2 Cor. 4:4, the god of this because of God's touch 
world. He is none other through constant prayer, 
than Satan, himself, who has yes, all these v/ith one great 
blinded the eyes of his work- harmonious accord have ac- 
ers with a veil of darkness ' claimed the doctrine of the 
(false teaching) that dis- Trinity, 
ables them from compre- But no less is the testi- 
hending the true gospel no mony of the martys oi oid 
matter how well they are ana diose of recent day 
versed in the Bible. .whose blood has stained his- 

He is using the same tory's pages because they 
system as he used in the dared to affirm their faith 
Garden of Eden, and which in the Triune God. 
proved such a remarkable It is not the atheists to- 
success ; first by questioning day who we need fear, they 
and casting suspicion on the are easily identified. It is 
truth itself, and then with the false teachers, the wolves 
misrepresentation, complete- in sheep's clothing, those in- 
ly denouncing it. side the church who should 

"Is there a Trinity?" jbe out, those who have all 
Satan and his cohorts are manner of means and all 
asking today. Then with manner of devices to almost 
mistranslation, misinterpre- shake even the soundest 
tation, and misapplication, | Christian from his founda- 
brand it is a pagan myth. |tion on the Word of God. 

But the truth and the fact! With false teachers and 
of the Triune God as reveal-! false doctrines running so 
ed in the Holy Scriptures rampant today and with the 
has been attested to by both ^church at large in seemingly 
prsent day and Historic 'such a state of lethary and 
Christianity. The greatest, I indifference, are such great 
the wisest, the most devout Biblical truths as that of the 
students of the Bible, men Trinity in grave peril? The 
like S'vare'eon and Moody, answer is that the church 



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has throughout its existence, taking the whole body of 
met every attack from with- the Scripture into considera- 
in and without, and that all.tion. 

the fiery darts of the devil Deity depends on what 
shall not prevail against it. can be listed under four 



Opposition to the truth has 
only made the truth stand 
out more sharply. The 



headings. Deity must have 
the titles and names of God. 
Deity must have the attri- 



f orces of evil have only made ! butes and perfections of 
the church realize more, God. Deity must have the 
fully its sublime calling. i prerogative to perform the 

To every follower of works of God. And Deity 
Christ, if he is a true Chris- must receive the worship 
tian, this should prove a I that belongs to God. 
greater incentive to rise toj There is no question, even 
meet the challenge of the : in the minds of those who 
hour. But he cannot ade-| would do away with Trinity, 
quately or pi'udently meet that the Father has every 
that challenge if there is any I aspect of Deity. In fact, it 
doubt or compromise on the is their motive and to their 
doctrine of the Trinity as an every advantage to delegate 
absolute truth. jto the Father as much 

There may be uncertain- honor as they possibly can. 
ties if he has not schooled! But it is when we come to 
himself thoroughly in the the Deity of Christ that we 
whole Word of God, and if find the basic cause for the 
he has not reviewed again ; dispute against the Trinity, 
and again all the great Let this be made clear; 
truths of the Bible upon | Satan and his agents have 
which that doctrine is based. I only one prime motive in 

The doctrine of the Trinity | their opposition to the Trin- 
rests on two premises of 'ity. That is to get people to 
scripture; (1) there is only reject Christ's Deity. If 
one God, (2) and that three they can accomplish that 
distinct personalities, the 'purpose, then they can in 
Father, Son, and the Holy .one master stroke thwart 
Spirit, each has all the God's plan of salvation for 
qualifications of Deity, lost mankind. 
These conclusions are, andj Titles of The Son 

can only be arrived at, by Let us first look at the 



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names given to Jesus Christ bare record that this is the 
in divine revelation. Son of God." 

Lord — In the New Testa-: The prophecy presented in 
ment He is called Lord up- Jeremiah 23:5; 6 states that 
wards to a thousand times, the Righteous Branch, a Son 
This term is applied to Him of David, who is Himself a 
in the same sense as it is used King, shall be called Jehovah 
of the Father in the Old 'our Righteousness. It is 
Testament. This is easily ^Christ and not another who 
shown when we notice such is made unto believers right- 
exalted declarations as eousness, 1 Cor. 1:30; and it 
"Lord of Glory," "Lord of is only in Christ that they 
Lords," Lord of ail," and are made the righteousness 
"Lord over all." of God, Rom. 3:22; 2 Cor. 

Jehovah — But what 5:21. 
strikes the most crucial blow ; It was Jehovah who as- 
to those Vv^ho hold to the Uni- cended up on high and led 
tarian notion of God is that captivity captive, according 
the Jehovah of the Old to Psalm 68:18, and in Eph. 
Testament is found in 4:8-10, none other than 
parallel passages in the New^ Christ. 

Testament to be Christ. The enduring person in 
The best example of this is Psalm 102 where the name 
in Zech. 12:10 where Jehovah appears many times 
Jehovah predicts of Himself, is declared in Pleb, 1:10 to be 
"And they shall look upon the Son. 
me whom they have pierced."! The apostle John is refer- 
Rev. 1:7 reads: "And every ring directly to Isa. 6:5 in 
eye shall see him, and they John 12:41. "These things 
also which pierced him." 'said Esaias, when he saw his 

In Isa. 40:3 it is predicted 'glory, and spoke of him 
of what John, the Baptist, (Christ)." Isa. 6:5 reads, 
will speak, "Prepare ye the "For mine eyes have seen 
way of the Lord ( Jehovah). "j the King, the Lord 
In John 1:23:34, "He said, I (Jehovah) of hosts." 
am the voice of one crying | It should be remembered 
in the wilderness, make | that the Hebrew word 
straight the way of the Jehovah is usually rendered 
Lord,., as said the prophet in the common version by 
Esaias. And I sav/, and uORD, written in capitals. 






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God — Christ is referred to have seen countless ages 
as God so often in the Scrip-' come and go, but these do 
tures that only a few refer-; not make an eternity. Christ 
ences can be cited. The is the "Alpha and Omega, 
mighty God, the everlasting, the beginning and the end- 
Father, Isa. 9:6; God with us ling, the first and the last," 
Matt. 1:23; God who pur-! Rev. 1:8, 17. "He was in the 
chased the church with his beginning with God," John 
own blood. Acts 20:28; the! 1:2; and in Micah 5:2 His 
writer of the Hebrews says 'goings forth are said to have 
of Christ: "Thy throne, been from everlasting. 
God, is forever and ever," a; Immutability — No created 
quotation from Psalms 45:6. i thing can truthfully be 

Thomas confessed Christ, ^spoken of as unchangeable, 
"My Lord and my God." The Christ is the same yesterday, 
Son is called the true God, i today, and forever. Heb. 
1 Jon 5:20; the blessed God, 13:8. 

Rom. 9:5, and the great God, I Omnipotence— Paul spoke 
Titus 2:13. |0f Christ's power in 2 Cor. 

Christ was condemned and 12:9, who according to 
went to the cross for bias- .^^^t. 28:18 has all power m 
phemy because He dared to^.^fven and earth. Also the 
assert He was God. John, title Almighty is used as a 
5:18 reads, "Therefore the '^^^signation of Christ m Rev. 
Jews sought the m.ore to kill l -^ . . „ ^„ ^ 

him, because he said also ' /9.^.nif^e^^^ — The Bible 
that God was his Father, I ^efimtely maintains that 
making himself equal with' Christ knew all things Paul 
God." See also 10:33, "The writes, "In whom are hid al 
Jews answered him, saying, the treasure of wisdom and 
For a good work we stone knowledge, Col. 2:3. He 
thee not ; but for blasphemy ; knew trom the beginning 
and because thou, being a who would not believe and 
man, makest thyself God." ^he one who would betray 
A^^ .1 . , -^ ^ .. Him, John 6:64. Peter and 

Attributes and Perfections the disciples told Him, 
ol the bon hThou knowest all things," 

Eternity— This attribute 'John 16:30; 21:17, which He 
can be applied to none but did not deny. Christ said, 
God. It is possible angels "As the Father knoweth me, 



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even so know I the Father," whether they be thrones, or 
John 10:15. dominions, or principalities, 

Omnipresence — T h a t or powers," Col. 1:16. Read 
Christ is everywhere present also John 1 :3, 10 and Heb. 
at once is most peculiar to 1:10. 

deity and no more foreign Preserver of al! Things— 
to the creature. It is said of The Savior of the world up- 
Christ in Eph. 1:23 that He holds all things by the word 
''filleth all in all;" He would' of His power, Heb. 13. He is 
make His abode with be- the one by whom all things 
lievers, John 14:23. He consist or are sustained. Col. 
would be in the midst where l^l'^- 

two or three are gathered in! Pardons Sin — The right 
His name, Matt. 18:20; and and authority to pardon sin, 
in Matt. 28:20, '^Lo, I am since sm is evil because of its 
vnth vou always." offence against God, could 

To the divine attributes ^,e. exemse^ only by God : 
already listed may be added himself. Hence when Christ 
other perfections. Absolute ^cted m the pardon of sm 
truth, John 14:6; Rev. 3:7; ^e, by so mucn, ^asserted 
absolute holiness, Acts 3:14; ^ ^^ ,^^^s God. The Son 
Luke 1:35; John 6:69; Heb. o± ^^^ ^l^tli^ power upon 
7:26: absolute love, John 1: ?^^^^h to forgive sms, Luke 
34; 1 John 3:16. r^-^-^^- ,^^1^^ forgives the 

^ , „ sms 01 believers as stated m 

Prerogatives and Works of Col. 3:13, "Even as Christ 

the Son forgave you, so also do ye." 

Scripture reveals that the. Raising the Dead— During 
Savior is creator and pre- Christ's earthly ministry, 
server of all things and holds there were three single in- 
authority over His creation. ^stances of Christ giving life 
He forgives sin, raises the to the dead. Paul identified 
dead, and He will judge the that power as belonging to 
world. i Deity in 2 Cor. 1:9. "We 

Creator — Three major should not trust in ourselves, 
passages speak of Christ's but in God which raiseth the 
creation. "For by him were dead." And it is Christ who 
all things created, that are will raise all the dead in "the 
in heaven, and that are in resurrection of life" and 
earth visible and invisible, "the resurrection of damna- 



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tion," John 5:29. Christ will i ascension, Luke 24:52, and 
also reward the saints at the ! Christians are identified as 
judgment seat of Christ and j those who call upon the 
He will mete out His ap- name of Christ, 1 Cor. 1:2. 
proval or disaproval con- 1 Phil. 2:10 states that every 
cerning their service as re-: knee should bow to Jesus. 
corded in 2 Cor. 5:10. jThe book of Revelations re- 

Christ Will Judge the I veals as no other book the 
World — John 5:22 states | worship that belongs to 
that the Father has com- 1 Jesus Christ, 
mitted all judgment untoj How complete then, is the 
the Son and with this in Biblical evidence which not 
mind it is noted that the 'merely infers Christ's Deity 
dead shall stand before God: but establishes it. If He 
and be judged by Him, Rev. 'bears all the titles of God, 
20:12. Thus Christ is again has all the attributes and 
identified as God. | works of God, and deserves 

Worship is Rendered to the worship of God what 
Christ — Worship of God is \ sane man could do other than 
primarily on the basis that; to affirm that Jesus Christ 
God is the creator. See Rev. is God, the second person of 
4:11. Because Christ creat- the Godhead. Either the Lord 
ed all things. He deserves Jesus Christ is God in the 
the worship of God. No fullest sense or there is no 
man — not even an apostle — God at all! 
would allow himself to bej What insolence, what 
worshiped, Acts 10 :25 ; 14 : j audacity, what brazen 
8-15; nor will any unfallen' effrontery must those who 
angel accept the worship call themselves Christians, 
which belongs to God alone, who march under His ban- 
Rev. 22:8-9. |ner, to turn on Christ with 
Christ was worshiped be- 1 the worst kind of slander by 
for His incarnation, Isa. 6:3. 'rejecting His Deity. What 
Christ was worshiped at His a paradox it is, indeed, that 
birth by the angels, Heb. 1 :6 ; | "Christian" people could 
Luke 2:13, although He was usurp the name that they 
made lower than they; and | defame, belittle, and be- 
He was then also worshiped smirch. What a gross 
by man, Matt. 2:11. The dis- shame it is that they would 
ciples worshiped Him on His want to degrade and de- 



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throne the One who died for the Spirit is omniscient, 1 
their sin hj calling Him only Cor. 2:11; and He is omni- 
a mere man. Let them be present, Psalm 139:7. 
reminded that they do this Vi^orks~The Holy Spirit 
to One who has been "given was present at the creation 
a name which is above every of the universe as seen in 
name." Gen. 1:2 and Job 26:13, and 

The Holy Spirit ^^ ^^^ creation of man ac- 

Justas Satan and His S^^:^^?f^f ^^ J^^, '-'^ T^^^ 
agents have chosen to de- ^f^'^'^ ^^ P^l^ to Drmg to life 
grade the Son to a mere f.^^ ^^^"-^^^^^ ^^ the resurrec- 
man, so have they sought to,^^°,?' ^^F!' ^-i,!' ^., , ^ . .^ 
degrade the Spirit to mere' Worsliip-The Holy Spirit 
force or influence. But just ^/^ ^''f-''' ^^^^^^^^ ^^-^ wmg- 
as clear as the Bible points ^^ creatin^es were rendering 
out the Deity of Christ, it ^^'^J^^P ^^ ^^^N ^^^^ ,^r^' 
also acclaims the Holy Spirit f ^^ they were aiso speaking 

as an intelligence and none ^^ ^^1^, , fl'^'t''^ '' T'^ 
other than the third person ^^^^^.^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^l\^J "},the 
of the Trinity. In the same enabling power of the Holy 
manner as Christ, so can the ^9^^^ ^V^]-. ^-^f- 

Holy SDirit claim from . ^Vr?"'%^'^'.^-^^'^^ i?^ 
divine revelation the quali- ^^^ ^^^y.^r^^^' l^ i^^^^iP^ 
fying characteristics of ^^PO^^tant to maintain His 

Deity. These will be cover- P^^^^«^^^^^t^^^^\t^^^ ^f^^^^ 
ed briefly here. ?^^^^ ^^^^ ^5. vigorously deny 

m-xi T ^1 r^^j n^ s it. I he Scriptures very 
Titles-Inthe Old Testa- dgfij,itely reveal His per- 
ment the Spirit is spoken of gonality. 
as Jehovah Isa. bl:l. In rp^^^ identification of the 
Acts 5 :o-9 the Holy Spirit is h^j g j^^^ ^^^^ ^j^^ ^^^^^^. 
cdled God, and Lord m 2 ^^^ g^^, ^^^ the baptismal 
Cor. 3:17 Elsewhere He is formula. Matt. 28:19, and in 
referred to as the Spirit of ^he apostolic benediction, 2 
lruth,bpiritof Life Eternal c^r. 13:14, connotes person- 
ypirit, tne Comiorter, and ^ij^y 



the Spirit of Glory. 



That the Holy Spirit is 



Attributes — The Spirit is susceptible t o personal 
eternal, Heb. 9:14; the Spirit treatment proves His per- 
is omnipotent, Rome. 15:19; sonality. The Holy Spirit 



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may be vexed, Isa. 63:10; 
grieved, Eph. 4:30; resisted, 
1 Thess. 5:19; blasphemed, 
Matt. 12:31; lied to, Acts 
5:3. 

The operations of the 
Holy Spirit would be incap- 
able of being performed by 
a mere influence; the Holy 
Spirit leads, appoints to ser- 
vice, seals, regenerates, 
searches, and commands. 

The pronouns of John 16: 
13, if words have any mean- 
ing at all, prove conclusively 
that the Holy Spirit is a per- 
sonality. "Howbeit, when 
he, the Spirit of truth is 
come, he will guide 3^ou into 
all truth: for he shall not 
speak of himself; but what- 
ever he shall hear, that shall 
he speak: and he will shew 
you things to come." 

No passage of scripture is 
emphasized more by the re- 
jectors of the Trinity than 
John 14:28, ^The Father is 
greater than I" Through- 
out Christ's earthly ministry 
was dem.onstrated the sub- 
ordinate position He took in 
carrying out God's plan of 
Salvation. In limiting Him- 
self, He gave up the visibility 
of His glory, Phil. 2:5; 2 Cor. 
8:9, and the independent ex- 
ercise of the divine qualities, 
John 5:19, and because God 
manifested in the flesh, the 



most unique person the 
world has ever known, both 
God and man at the same 
time. But they read into 
John 14:28 more than the 
verse actually conveys. 
Christ being unchangeable, 
could not have given up any 
quality for that very reason. 
His subordination was in 
position and not in personal- 
ity. To say more or less is 
to lose sight of the testimony 
of Scripture. 

Let those who appeal so 
'strongly to reason in their 
'desperate effort to do 
I away with the Triune God 
I take notice when the Scrip- 
tures are lined up against 
ithem. Let them ponder and 
answer these questions that 
such a position as theirs, de- 
mands. 

Why did Christ say, 
"There is none but God," in 
Matt. 19:17, and Paul make 
the declaration in Rom. 3:10, 
"There is none righteous, no 
not one." How could Christ, 
being a man, escape these 
declarations if He were not 
also God? 

The victors sang in Rev. 
15:4 to the Lord- God Al- 
mighty, "For thou only art 
Holy," yet Christ is called 
One of God in Mark 1:24 
and Acts 3:14. What other 
answer could there be if 



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there was not a Triune God ? 

In Psalms 83:18 it is de- 
clared that the name 
Jehovah belongs only to 
Himself, yet in Zech. 12:60,; 
it was Jehovah who was 
pierced. In Isa. 42:18 
Jehovah is again speaking, 
"My glory will I not give to 
another;" while John 17:5 
states, "Glorify thou me with 
thine own self with the 
glory I had with thee before 
the world was." Further on 
in Isa. 43:11 Jehovah de- 
clares, "Beside me there is 
no saviour," yet in the whole 
New Testament, Jesus 
Christ is the Savior of the 
world. What is the answer ? 
There can be only one sound 
Biblical conclusion. There 
is a Triune God! 

According to John 5:23, 
"All men should honor the 
Son, even as they honor the 
Father." How can this be 
done when Christ is debased 
by disvowing His Deity and 
instead exalting the Father ? 
How can they be equally 
honored if they are not con- 
sidered equal? The Bible 
says : "No man cometh to the 
Father except by me. He 
that hath the Son hath the 
Father." Let this be em- 
phatically stated ; the Father 
cannot be vindicated when 
the Son is robbed of His 



Deity and His equality with 
the Father. 

There are sentinels 
throughout the Scriptures 
which are set as a warning 
to those who would tamper 
with God's Word, which is 
forever settled in heaven. 
And the Bible also declares 
the consequences for those 
who would be so foolish as 
to disregard these sign posts. 

In 2 Cor. 2:17; 4:2 Paul 
speaks of those who twist 
and wrest the Scriptures. 
Peter emphasizes this when 
he states they do it to their 
own destruction, 2 Pet. 3:16. 

In Gal. 1:8 a curse is put 
on anyone who perverts or j 
preaches another Gospel. | 
The true gospel must in-| 
elude, most of all, Christ's 
deity. In 2 John 9 we are 
told that those who do not 
keep the doctrine of Christ, 
the most essential part of 
that doctrine is His deity, 
have not God. Therefore 
they must be lost, without 
hope, and on the way to 
everlasting destruction. i 

Matt. 12:31 makes it very^ 
clear that those who commit 
blasphemy against the Holy 
Spirit will not be forgiven 
now or in the world to come. 
To deny that the Father is 
God is blasphemy and to deny 
the deity of the Holy Spirit 



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15 



Viola V. Broadwater 



is also nothing short ofj THE SIN OF GREED 

blasphemy. And this in done 
when the term Holy Spirit is 

written in small letters with ^^t ^ ^ t 

the purpose of such denial. , ^e value people accordmg 
Rev. 22:19 is the last and ^\^?w wealthy they are 
final warning to those who J>"t m reality that is one of 
would take away the truthi^^e poorest ways to measure 
from the Scriptures. Let all.^^^cess There is hardly a 
those who despise the con-^^n, when he comes to the 
cept of the Triune God take ^nd of his life and faces 
full and ample warning of ^^ernity, that would place 



what their end shall be! 



wealth as one of the highest 



The doctrine of the Trinity objectives m life. It is only 
could hardly be better stated'?, temporary value although 
than in the Athanasian'it feems to be of greatest 

Creed. ''We worship one'''^ ^^^ ^ ^^: . ,^ 
God in trinity, and trinity in .When a person is just be- 
unity; neither confounding ^§™ing hfe his sense of 
the persons nor dividing theij^^l^es is not mature. It is 
substance; for there is one | then that the seed of greed is 
person of the Father, an- ^own m his heart. Unless 
nti^ov^n-FfVipSor, .nr^H nnnthpr he realizes this danger, the 

seed may grow as a vine and 



other of the Son, and another 
of the Holy Ghost; but the 
Godhead of the Father, of 
the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost is all one ; the glory 
equal, the majesty co- 
eternal. So the Father is 
God, the Son is God, and the 



cover his whole life. God, 
realizing this great danger 
for His children, gave them 
the tenth commandment as 
a constant warning against 
greed. 
We all remember the cer- 



Holy Ghost is God; and yet, . . , i ^i. i.^ 

there are not three Gods, huV^^}^^'''^. ^a?l wh^ ^^^^tj 
^^^ p^j J) iwithm himself, what shall I 

one vjroa. i i t i 

"Holy, Holy, holy, Lord!^^' H''^^^^ ^^T no room 
God Almighty, which was, ^o bestow my fruits. He said 



and is, and is to come." 

Uniontown, Ohio. 



this will I do: I will pull 
down my barns and build 
greater, and there will I be- 



Blessed are they that hear the StOW all my f ruits and my 
word of God and keep it. i gOOds. And I will Say tO my 



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soul, Soul, thou hast much 
goods laid up for many 
years; take thine ease, eat, 
drink and be merry. But 
God said unto him. Thou 
fool, this night thy soul shall 
be required of thee: Then 
whose shall these things be, 
which thou hast promised? 
So is he that layeth up treas- 
ure for himself and is not 
rich toward God. 

Is all wishing wrong? The 
word "covet" means to de- 
sire or to wish for, eagerly. 
No, not all wishing or covet- 
ing is a violation of the 
tenth commandment. God 
urges His people to covet 
"His rulings and laws. Also 
Paul tells us, "Covet earn- 
estly the best gifts," 1 Cor. 
12:31. 

Certainly it is not wrong 
to desire better things for 
the poor or to seek in the 
right way to better ones own 
condition or the condition of 
his fellowman. This com- 
mandment does not condemn 
the desire for possessions 
as such. The sin that is for- 
bidden is unlawful desire. 
Wishing for things which be- 
long to one's neighbor, or 
allowing one's desires to be- 
come so strong that they 
take the place of a desire to 
worship and serve God. 

The things that often 



tempt us most are : The envy 
of others popularity, the de- 
sire to have someone else's 
job or position, and the de- 
sire to have unearned 
wealth. The attainment cf 
money and possession of it, 
has become the god of many 
people. Covetousness is a 
sin of the heart that leads us 
to sinful action, if our de- 
sires are strong enough. One 
may be led to break anyone 
or all of the other command- 
ments in order to obtain 
what is wanted. 

Another reason why covet- 
ousness should be guarded 
against is because of the in- 
jury it brings to others. 
Read Joshua 7, and you will 
find a very interesting story 
of a man named Achan. Be- 
cause of his covetousness he 
caused a great many soldiers 
to be killed and his people to 
I be in great sorrow. The 
most important reason why 
we should not covet is that 
it makes one break the laws 
of God. Covetousness be- 
comes the root of many sins. 

How to keep from being- 
covetous is the important 
question. Jesus answered 
this question when He said, 
"Seek ye the kingdom of 
God: and all these things 
shall be added unto you," 
Luke 12:31. To avoid this 



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17 



sin of greed, you must cuiti- not in the abundance of the 
vate the attitude of content-, things which he possesseth," 
ment. This does not mean Luke 12:15. 
laziness or satisfaction withj "For where your treasure 
things as they are, but, it is, there will your heart be 
means developing self-con-! also," Luke 12:34. Let us all 
fidence and living with a try and think less about 
higher purpose than the ac- earthly and temporal things, 
cumulation of wealth or the and let our thoughts dwell 
possesion of material things.! more on spiritual and eter- 

If we seek to serve God nal things. 
first, with ail our ability, we Cumberland, Md. 

shall discover that there is 
little time to covet anything 
except good for ourselves 
and our feilowmen. While j 
most of us like to have 
convenient and comfortable! 
home for our family, we 
should not go to extremes! , ^ , ^^ . . , ^ , 

^ust to hav- some thine ^^^""^ ^° ^^^^ *^^'' ^^""'"^^ Lovefeast 
jUbL LU nav.. bume ^^^^^^s on Saturday, April 25th. Services 

nicer than someone else. ^ through Sunday also, we invite all 

What a terrible and power j who can to come and enjoy these 

ful force is 

Every person will do well to 




a|D 



The Kansas City congregation 



COVetOUSneSS: services with us. 

Bertha Jarboe, Cor. 



ELDORADO, OHIO 



guard against it with much 
care. 

"Whatsoever things are The Eldorado Dunkard Brethren 
true, V/hatSOever things are ^church met in council Saturday 
honest, whatsoever things | afternoon, March 14. Opening song 
are iust, whatsoever things w^s No. 225. our eider, Herbert 

are pure, whatsoever thingsp'^^^^^'' '^^^ Ephesians 2 and gave 

-^ , ' . , . = I a few comments on same and led 

are lovely, whatsoever things j^ prayer. 

are of good report: if there 1 some business came before the 
be any virtue, if there be any church and was taken care of in a 
praise, think on these christian manner. Delegates to 

things," Phil. 4:8. "And he^^^^f ^^^ "^''^1^ I''' '^^^^^^- 

._,° ' , , rp 1 T, J We decided to change our Love- 

SaiQ unto tiiem, iaKe neea,!^gg^st ^o the spring. The date 
and beware of COVetoUSneSS : chosen was May 2nd at 7 o'clock 
for a man's life COnsisteth in the evening, followed by services 



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on Sunday. We invite all who can Council ended by Elder David F. 

to be with us at this meeting. jEbling leading in the closing pray- 

Hymn No. 670 was sung. Bro. er. May all who know the value of 

Elmer Fiant led in closing prayer. ' prayer, pray that we may all grow 

Jacob Gibbel, Cor. stronger in God's work for the 

church. 



SWANTON, MD. 



We, the Broadwater congregation 
met in regular council, March 7th 
at 7:30, by singing hymn No. 697. 

Scripture reading and prayer by 
Bro. George Dorsey. 

Our elder, Bro, Taylor, then took 
charge of the meeting. We elected 
our delegates for District meeting. 
We also decided upon our revival 
as from July 25th to Aug. 2nd. Our 
lovefeast will be Saturday, Aug. 1st. 
Everybody is invited to these ser- 
vices. 

Closing prayer was by Bro. 
Taylor. 

Hilda Sines, Cor. 



Harry L. Junkins, Cor. 
Dillsburg, Pa., R. 1. 



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OBITUARY 



MRS. LILLIE M. LENHERR 



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MECHANICSBURG, PA. 



We, the Dunkard Brethren, held 
our Council March 7, 1953, begin- 
ning at 2 o'clock. The meeting was 
opened by Elder Benjamin Rein- 
hold, who read from John 10:1-11, 
and made the opening prayer. We 
then sang "Trust and Obey." 

All business was transacted in a 
spiritual way. We elected delegates 
to our District meeting. Our elder, 
A. G. Fahnestock, had charge of 
the meeting. 

The church decided to elect a 
deacon. We had with us Elders 
Benjamin Rinehold and David F. 
Ebling to hold this election. The 
lot fell to Bro. Edward Stump. He 
was duly installed into this office, 
by the laying on of hands. 



Sister Lenherr, aged 85, passed 
away Feb. 12, at the home of her 
daughter, Mrs. Margie Kuhn, Zull- 
inger. Pa. 

Sister Lenherr was born near 
Greencastle. Her early life was 
lived in the vicinity of Greencastle 
and Williamson. 

For 30 years she was a resident 
of Mercersburg, and the last 10 
years at Zullinger. 

Sister Lenherr was a devout 

Christian woman, having accepted 

the Lord many years ago. She was 

'loved by all and was an insipration 

. to her church and community. She 

[Will be greatly missed by all. 

Funeral services were conducted 
from the Waynesboro Dunkard 
Brethren church Feb. 14. Sei'vices 
in charge of Elders W. H. Demuth 
and Emmert Shelly. Interment in 
Greenhill cemetery. 

Sister Demuth, Cor. 



THE TIME 



William N. Kinsley 

Ye can discern the face of 
'the sky and of the earth: 



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but how is it that ye do not 
discern this time ? This was 
the question that Jesus ask- 
ed. Malachi 4:5, "Behold, I 
will send you Elijah the 
prophet before the coming 
of the great and dreadful 
day of the Lord." Who may 
abide the day of his coming ? 
Who shall stand when he 
appeareth? For he is like a 
refiner's fire, and like fullers 
soap. 

Rev. 10:6, The angel which 
I saw stand upon the sea 
and upon the earth lifted up 
his hand to heaven, and 
sware by him that liveth for- 
ever and ever, who created 
heaven and earth and the 
things therein. . . . and that 
there should be time no 
longer. Daniel 12, At that 
time shall Michael stand up, 
the great prince which 
standeth for the children of 
thy people. And there shall 
be a time of trouble, such as 
never was since there was a 
nation, even to the same 
time. And at that time thy 
people shall be delivered, 
everyone that shall be found 
written in the book. Many 
of them that sleep in the 
dust of the earth shall 
awake, some to everlasting 
life, and some to shame and 
everlasting contempt. 

Many shall be purified 



and made white. None of 
the wicked shall understand, 
but the wise shall under- 
stand. Then said I, 0, my 
Lord, what shall be the end 
of these things? And he 
said go thy way Daniel, for 
the words are closed up and 
sealed till the time of the 
end. 

Mark 13:19-20, "For in 
those days shall be affliction, 
such as was not from the be- 
ginning of the creation 
which God created unto this 
time. And except that the 
Lord had shortened those 
days no flesh should be 
saved: but for the elects^ 
sake, whom he has chosen, 
he hath shortened the days." 

Luke 21:24, They shall fall 
by the sword . . . and shall be 
led away captive into all 
nations : And Jerusalem 
shall be trodden down of the 
Gentiles, until the times of 
the Gentiles be fulfilled. Is 
this not being fulfilled? V. 
31, So likewise ye, when ye 
see these things come to 
pass, know ye that the king- 
dom of God is nigh at hand. 
Heaven and earth shall pass 
awy : but my words shall not 
pass away. Take heed to 
yourselves, lest at any time 
your hearts be over charged 
with the cares of life, and so 
that day come upon you un- 



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awares. Watch ye therefore 
and pray always, that ye 
may be accounted worthy to 
escape all those things that 
shall come to pass, and to 
stand before the Son of 
man. 

Matt. 24:21-22, "Then shall 
be great tribulation, such as 
was not since the beginning 
of the world (or time) to 
this time, no nor ever shall 
be. And except those days 
should be shortened there 
should no flesh be saved: 
But for the elect's sake those 
days shall be shortened." 
2 Tim. 3:1-4, This know also 
that in the last days perilous 
times shall come. For men 
shall be lovers of their own 
selves, covetous, boasters, 
proud, lovers of pleasures 
more than lovers of God. 

1 Tim. 4, Now the Spirit 
speaketh expressly, that in 
the latter times some shall 
depart from the faith. 1 
Thess. 5:1-6, "But of the 
times and the seasons, breth- 
ren, ye have no need that I 
write unto you. For your- 
selves know perfectly, that 
the day of the Lord so com- 
eth as a thief in the night. 
For when they shall say, 
peace and safety, then sud- 
den destruction cometh. 
But ye, brethren, are not in 
darkness, that that day 



should overtake you as a 
thief. You are all the chil- 
dren of light; and the chil- 
dren of the day : We are not 
of the night, nor of darkness. 
Therefore let us not sleep, 
as do others ; but let us watch 
and be sober, (or be on our 
guard). For God hath not 
appointed us to wrath, but 
to obtain salvation by our 
Lord Jesus Christ. 

Pray without ceasing, in 
everything give thanks: for 
this is the will of God in 
Christ Jesus, concerning 
you. Let no man deceive 
you by any means. For that 
day (or time) shall not be 
except there come a falling 
av/ay first, and that man of 
sin be revealed. Even him, 
whose coming is after the 
w^orking of Satan with 
power and signs and lying 
wonders, and with all de- 
ceivableness of unrighteous- 
ness in them that perish : be- 
cause they receive not the 
love of the truth, that they 
might be saved. I would not 
have you to be ignorant, 
brethren, concerning them 
which are asleep. For if we 
believe that Jesus died and 
rose again, even so them 
also which sleep in Jesus will 
I God bring with him. For 
the dead in Christ shall rise 
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alive and remain shall be 
caught up together with him 
in the clouds to meet the 
Lord in the air: And so 
shall we ever be with the 
Lord. 

Matt. 16:3-4, A wicked and 
adulterous generation seek- 
eth after a sign. Ye can dis- 
cern the face of the sky : but 
can ye not discern the signs 
of the times ? Many of these 
prophesies and signs are 
being fulfilled before our 
eyes. Luke 21. Many are 
taken captive and led or 
taken away to other nations, 
why? or what for? No one 
seems to know or can give 
a definite or a legitimate 
answer. The cry has been 
peace, but the great men of 
the world desire war. Peace 
conference by threats of 
war. For these be the days 
of vengeance that all things 
which are written may be 
fulfilled. Men's hearts fail- 
ing them for fear, and for 
looking after those things 
which are com^e on the earth. 

Luke 12:54-56, "And he 
(Jesus) said also to the 
people, when ye see a cloud 
rise out of the west, ye say 
there cometh a shower! and 
so it is. And when ye see the 
south wind blow, ye say 
there will be heat: and it 
cometh to pass. Ye hypo- 



crites, ye can discern the 
face of the sky and of the 
earth; but how is it that ye 
do not discern this time?" 

HYMN 
Have the signs that mark His com- 
ing, 
Have ever upon thy pathway shone? 
Signs through all the earth are 

gleaming, 
Omens of the coming day and time. 
I We cannot here on earth abide 
i For time is winging us away 
To our long destination of abode, 
Hope looks beyond the bounds of 

time 
Where celestial joys shall never end. 
Now is the time to seek salvation, 
Now is the time for preparation. 
Salvation, oh what a joyful sound. 
As we journey to our destine home, 
When life and its labors are over, 
No more pains and sorrows to bear 
But to rest so peaceful and calm. 
Hartville, Ohio. 



WEIGHED AND 
WANTING 



Ruth Wilson 



"Go ye therefore and teach 
all nations, baptizing them in 
the name of the Father, and 
of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost," Matt. 28:19-20. 

Are we obeying this last 
command of our Lord? Do 
we have a great enough bur- 
den for lost souls, who have 
never had a chance to hear 
the good news of salvation? 
Where do you suppose Christ 
would preach if He were in 



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the world today? Personal- 
ly, I do not believe He would 
spend much time with those 
who already have had scores 
of opportunities to accept 
Him, but still reject. I be- 
lieve He would choose to 
spend His time among those 
who never hear the gospel. 

How many of us are aware 
of the heathen-like condition 
existing inside our own 
borders of "enlightened" 
America? The Indians in 
some of our western states, 
mostly Arizona and New 
Mexico, are still living under 
a curse of sin and ignorance, 
steeped in superstition. We 
know that many years ago, 
the white man drove them 
into desolate wastelands, 
where they barely exist. The 
few sheep they raise, a sea- 
son's crop of corn, pumpkins, 
amounting to several bushels 
in all, and the women weav- 
ing rugs in the blistering sun 
for approximately six cents 
per day, constitutes their 
living. 

Many are starving, freez- 
ing to death in winter, and 
dying of disease mostly from 
lack of cleanliness. Tuber- 
culosis, being most preva- 
lent, is sweeping many into 
eternity, even taking quite a 
toll among the children. The 
most important of all, they 



are perishing without the 
knowledge of salvation. We 
need to bring healing to 
their bodies, enlighten their 
minds, and bring Christ into 
their hearts. 

There is an estimated 65,- 
000 Navajo Indians alone, 
the poorest tribe of all, with 
few schools or hospitals, 
only those set up by a few 
missions which are support- 
ed by various denominations. 
These take care of only a 
small percentage of the 
people. You may wonder 
why the government doesn't 
help. No one seems to be 
able to find out, and even if 
they could be persuaded to 
supply irrigation, schools 
and medical care, the church 
is still needed to bring to 
them the way of salvation. 

How can we ignore this 
need right here in our own 
land? Just think of the 
opportunity before us, espec- 
ially with the children of 
these families. "Let your 
light so shine before men, 
that they may see your good 
works and glorify your 
Father which is in Heaven." 
Are our lights shining out 
far enough? Will we be 
found wanting in the day of 
judgment for lack of obedi- 
ence to this one command? 
Goshen, Ind. 



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This is my commandment, That 
ye love one another, as I have loved 
you. i 



DAILY BIBLE READING FOR MAY 



Victory of Faith 



Memory verse, Heb. 11:6, "But 
without faith it is impossible to 
please him: for he that cometh to 
God must believe that he is, and 
that he is a rev^'arder of them that 
diligently seek him." 

Fri. 1— Heb. 11:1-21. I 

Sat. 2— Gen. 4:1-7. j 

Memory verse, I Sam. 17:37, 
"David said moreover, the Lord that 
delivered me out of the paw of the^ 
lion, and out of the paw of the 
bear, he will deliver me out of the] 
hand of this Philistine. And Saur 
said uno David, Go, and the Lord 
be with thee." j 

Sun. 3— Gen. 5:18-24. 

Mon. 4— Gen. 6:9-22. 

Tues. 5— Gen. 22:1-14. 

Wed. 6— Gen. 27:22-40. 

Thurs. 7— Gen. 48:1-14. 

Fri. 8— Gen. 50:15-26. 

Sat. 9— Heb. 11:21-31. 
Memory verse, Dan. 3:17, "If it be 
so, our God whom we serve is able 
to deliver us from the burning fiery 
furnace, and he will deliver us out 
of thine hand, O king." 

Sun. 10 — James 1:1-12. 

Mon. 11— James 2:14-26. 

Tues. 12—11 Tim. 1:1-12. 

Wed. 13— Rom. 3:21-81. 

Thurs. 14— Matt. 9:1-8. 

Fri. 15— Matt. 15:21-28. 

Sat. 16— Matt. 8:1-14. 
Memory verse, John 5:24, "Verily, 
verily, I say unto you, he that hear- 
eth my word, and believeth on hirn 



that sent me, hath everlasing life, 
and shall not come into condem- 
nation; but is passed from death 
unto life." 

Sun. 17— Luke 2:35-45. 

Mon. 18— Heb. 12:1-11. 

Tues. 19— Dan. 6:18-23. 

Wed. 20—1 Sam. 3:1-21. 

Thurs. 21— I Sam. 17:45-54. 

Fri. 22— Judges 6:10-15. 

Sat. 23— Judges 16:21-31. 
Memory verse, John 11:25, "Jesus 
said unto her, I am the resurrection, 
an dthe life: he that believeth in 
me, though he were dead, yet shall 
he live." 

Sun. 24— Judges 11:23-33. 

Mon. 25— -Judges 7:1-8. 

Tues. 26— Heb. 11:32-40. 

Wed. 27— Josh. 6:1-16. 

Thurs. 28— Josh. 6:17-25. 

Fri. 29— Josh. 24:1-15. 

Sat. 30— Ex. 12:21-28. 
Memory verse, John 12:46, "I am 
come a light into the world, that 
whosoever believeth on me should 
not abide in darkness." 

Sun. 31— John 14:15-22. 



ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 

LESSONS 



Apr. 

Apr. 

Apr. 
Apr. 
May 
May 

May 



5 — Easter — Christ the First- 
fruits From the Dead. I 
Cor. 15:1-25. 

12— The Test of Obedience and 
True Religion. iJames 1: 
17-27. 

19— The Test of True Brother- 
ly Love. James 2:1-13. 

21— Faith Without Works is 
Dead. James 2:14-26. 
3 — The Tongue, an Unruly 
Evil. James 3:1-18. 

10 — Mother's Day — Strength 
and Honor are a Good 
Mother's Clothing. Prov. 
31:10-31. 

17 — We Cannot Join Hands 
with the World. James 4: 
1-lQ. 



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May 
May 
June 
June 
June 
June 



24 — Be Certain it is the Lord's 

Will. James 4:11-17; 5:1-6. 
31 — Anoint the Sick. James 5: 

7-20. 
7 — ^A Tried Faith is of Great 

Value. I Pet. 1:1-12. 
14 — Love One Another With a 

Pure Heart. I Pet. 1:13-25. 
21 — Jesus is Precious to the 

Believer. I Pet. 2:1-12. 
28 — The Vicarious Suffering of 

Christ. I Pet. 2:13-25. 



PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL 
LESSONS 



Apr. 


5 


Apr. 


12- 


Apr. 


19- 


Apr. 


26- 


May 


3- 


May 


10- 


May 17- 


May 


24- 


May 


31- 


June 


7- 


June 14- 


June 21- 


June 28- 



-Easter — Jesus Lives. Matt. 

28:1-10. 
-Abraham, a Kind Uncle. 

Gen. 13:1-17. 
-Abraham, Kind to Guests. 

Gen. 18:1-8. 
-Rebekah at the Well. Gen. 

24:1-20, 58, 66, 67. 
-A Father Who Loved His 

Son. Gen. 33:1-4; 37:1-4. 
-Joseph a Man Who Loved 

His Family. Gen. 42:1-6; 

45:6-11. 
-Moses and the Shepherd's 

Daughters. Ex. 2:15-25. 
-(Review) Learning to Be 

Kind. Isa. 63:7; Col. 3: 

12-17. 
-A Man Who Obeyed the 

Voice of God. Ex. 3:1-10; 

4:18-23 27-31. 
-People Who Followed God's 

Direction. Ex. 4:18; 5:1; 

13:17-22. 
-People Who Followed God's 

Directions. Ex. 16:4, 14-31. 
-Moses Tells About God's 

Laws. Ex. 20:3-17. 
-(Review) Learning to be 

Obedient. Eph. 6:1-9. 



BIBLE STUDY BOARD 



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Elzie Weimer, Chairman. 
Vern Hostetler, Secretary. 
Ben Klepinger, Treasurer. 
Ammon Keller. 
Howard Surbey. 



OFFICIAL DIRECTORY 



Board of Publication 

Harry Andrews, Chairman, 

R. 1, Grandview, Mo. 
O. T. Jamison, Vice Chairman, 

Quinter, Kans. 
Paul R. Myers, Secretary, 

Box 117, Greentown, Ohio. 
Roscoe Q. E. Reed, Treasurer, 

Snowvilie, Va. 
James Keggerreis, 

R. 1, Strausstown, Pa. 
Howard J. Surbey, 

North Canton, Ohio. 
Ex-Of!icio. 



Board of Trusteets 

Lawrence Kreider, Chairman, 
R. 1, Bx. 176, Clayton, Ohio. 

A. G. Fahnestock, Secretary, 
R. R. 3, Lititz, Pa. 

David F. Ebling, Treasurer, 
Bethel, Pa. 



General Mission Board 

Melvin Roesch, Chairman, 

174 Clinton St.,' 
Wauseon, Oiiio. 
Wm. Root, Secretary, 

1007 Main St., 

Great Bend, Kans. 
Ray S. Shank, Treasurer, 

216 W. Marble St., 
Mechaniosburg, Pa. 
David F. Ebliiig, 

Bethel, Pa. 
Herbert Parker, 

R. 2. Arcanum, Ohio. 
W. S. Reed, 

Waukee, Iowa. 
Galen Harlacher, 

Newberg, Ore. 
W. E. Bashor, 

Turlock, Calif. 



All contributions to the 
various boards should be made 
out to the Treasury, but sent 
to the Secretary for his 
records. 



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Vol. XXXI May 1, 1953 No. 9 

"For the faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 

OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and ji OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
Scriptural in practice. jj the world and preach the gospel. 

. H 

OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



MOTHER 

□ n 

She is our dearest friend on earth. 
She shares our sorrows and our mirth 
We find no words to tell the worth, 

Of Mother. 

Who, when our frierlds all prove untrue, 
And we are felling sad and blue, 
Who is it then that comforts you? 

Dear Mother. 

And when confined to our bed, 
She gently bathes our aching head, 
And for us tears of love doth shed. 

Sweet Mother. 

She teaches us from day to day, 
To put our trust in God and pray 
For Him to guide us on our way. 

Our Mother, 

And when at last God calls her home, 

And we are left all alone. 

Oh, sad and dreary is our home. 

Without Mother. 

With aching hearts our pain we bear, 
V/e seek for friends both near and far. 
But can find none that can compare. 

With Mother. 

But yet her words remain so sweet, 
They guide along our weary feet, 
We have the hope again to meet. 

Our Mother. 

Sel. Sister Roberts. 



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MOTHER have Rebekah, a partial 
mother, who planned to ele- 

"For God commanded, say- vate the one son at the ex- 
ing, Honor thy father and pense of another. In 2 Kings 
mother: and. He that curs- H, we have Athaliah, a cruel , 
eth father or mother, let him mother, who ordered the 
die the death," Matt. 15:4. slaying of her sons so she 
Literally, mother means: might be ruler. In Gen. 21: 
source and protector. Honor 14-16 we have Hagar, a dis- 
means: to value, to give the tressed mother, because she 
pre-eminence, a person or was not wanted in the home 
thing prized. Reason would and did not know where to 
teach us to value and prize get provisions for her child, 
one, who is our earthly In 1 Kings 15:12 we have 
source and protector. iMaacah, an idolatrous 

Even though women are mother, who would rather 
not mentioned very often in worship idols than to serve 
the Bible, particularly in the the true God. 
Old Testament, we do have I fear we have some such 
many references to mothers, mothers today but rejoice to 
The book of Exodus lists realize that we still have 
laws to respect and not abuse many, who try to faithfully 
mothers. The book of serve their God and their 
Proverbs demands respect families by practicing the 
for Mother, particularly in following: In Ex. 2:1-10, we 
old age. have Jochebed, the mother 

God's Holy Bible differs of Moses, an ingenious 
from many books, by giving mother, one who was skillful 
the bad as well as the good, and possessed the genious to 
history of human beings, save and care for her own, 
We have several mothers even when confronted by 
listed who were not good obverse conditions and laws, 
mothers. In 2 Kings 6 :28-29 In 1 Sam. 1:2-28, we have 
we have, brutal mothers, Hannah, a devout mother, 
who ate their children to who feared God, took her 
keep from starving. In problems to God and fulfill- 
Mark 6 :21-24 we have a re- ed her promises to God when 
vengeful mother, who plan- she was blessed by Him^ 
ned the death of John the even though it was likely a 
Baptist. In Gen. 25:28 we great sacrifice to do it. In 



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Matt. 20:20-21, we have an awakest, it shall talk with 
ambitious mother, the, thee. For the command- 
mother of James and Johnjment is a lamp; and the law 
who "coveted earnestly the is light and reproofs of in- 
best gifts" and strove to|struction are the way of 
obtain them for her sons. I life," Prov. 6:20-23. Here 

We respect our mothers! we have very good advice 
because we find in them from parents and from God. 
some of the finest character- 'Parents have had experience 
istics of God. No doubt through the trials and prob- 
mother's love comes as near lems of life and should be 
God's love as any example able to guide us with their 
we have on earth. True advice. More so, God knows 
mothers will not forget their all and has put guides and 
children: in trials, in per- rules in His Word, for all 
plexities, when they are far our needs for both time and 
away and even when they eternity, if we will heed 
deny and mistreat them; them. 

just so God will not forget' Our text prescribes death 
His children when they thus for those who curse father 
mistreat Him but will punish or mother. If we curse God 
them only to get them to we will not only meet un- 
obey Him and that they reconciled physical death 
might serve Him for his best but . also eternal death, 
interest. Whatever the "Harken unto thy father 
trial or problem no comfort that begat thee, and despise 
is lasting as that of a true not thy mother when she is 
mother and so God comforts 'old," Prov. 23:22. Why de- 
His children and guides them spise either of our parents 
over the rough places of life. | when we can receive so many 

"My son, keep thy father's; blessings by heeding their 
commandment, and forsake advice? Why despise or ir- 
not the law of thy mother : reverence God when He has 
bind them continually upon given us advice for every 
thine heart, and tie them occasion of life, through His 
about thy neck. When thou | Word, and has promised a 
goest, it shall lead thee; joyous eternal future for 
when thou sleepest, it shall only accepting and serving 
keep thee; and when thou Him? 



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BIBIE MONITOR a sea, when every man was 

~~Z7~T7Z. 7^- 7x r~T7I7~ required to work the ship, 

West Milton, Ohio, May 1, 1953 , ^ . , „ i n a 

_!ne was missed irom deck. A 

Pwblished semi-monthly by the Sailor was Sent beloW to find 

Board of Publication of the Dunk- j^^j^ j^^d he found him on 

ard Bretnren Church m the plant i . , i i i i • 

of the Record Printing Co., Com- his knees, and heard him 

merciai Printers 2-4 South Miami q^j "Q thoU God of my dead 

Street, West Milton, Ohio. ''.'i ^ "^ 

Entered a. second class niatter mother, have mercyon my 

October 1, 1932, at the Post Office, soul! And God did ShoW 
at West Milton, Ohio, under the ™, „„,,,, 
Act of March 3, 1879. niciL^. ^ 

Terms: Single subscription, $1.06 a bpUl'geon: 1 cannot tell 
year in advance. , ,hoW much I OWe to the pray- 

Howard J. Surbey, Rd. No. 6, North frs of my mother. I remem- 
oanton, Ohio, Editor. i Dcr her oHcc praying thus : 

Sfnd all subscriptions and com- 'MmxT- T nvr\ I'-P ■m\T p'hilrli-on 
munications to the Editor. I ^^W, bOiCt, It my Cillldren 

Paul R. Myers, Greemtown, Oliio, gO OU m Sin it Will nOl be 

Assistant Editor. from ignorance that they 

Lewis B^ Flchr, Vienna Va., Asso- perish, and my SOUl mUSt 

ciate Editor. |_ 'r;2. ', • , 

Isaac Jarboe, Grandview, Mo., As- ^ear a SWllt WltneSS agamst 

sociate Editor. ^them at the day of judgment 

~ if thev lay not hold of Jesus 

INFLUENCE OF Christ'." 

MOTHER'S PRAYERS ^^ ^^^ not forget her melting 

i prayer 

Hannah prayed for Sam- while leaping pulses madly fly! 

uel, and he became a prophet ^"* ^^ ^^^ ^^'^^' unbroken air 

and a rmVhIv TTi^n nf T^riipl ^^^ ^^^^^^ ^°^^^ ^°^^ stealing by, i 

ana a mignty man ot Israel. ^^^ y^^^^ ^^^ ^.^ ^^^ manhood 1 
ine mother oi John New- nee 

ton, the hymn writer, pray- And leave us at our mother's knee. 

ed for him. It must have, sei. by Ruth wiison. 

been before he was seven^ 

years old, for he lost her by| ^ mothers prayer 

death at an early period of 

life. But he himself tells us ^'^^ ^^ strength to do my duty, 
i -. J. 1 n J. +.1 Wisdom to do what's right; 

that he never forgot those jjelp me to see life's wondrous 

prayers. He grew up to be beauty, 

a wicked man ; a blasphemer Keep me always in Thy sight. 

and a "man-stealer"'-- a Q^^g ^^g p^^^g^^jg ^^^^^ ^y^j^^^^^^^^^ 

kidnapper of slaves from when I-m ill or tired out; 
Africa. In a terrible Sto^'m May I speak to them gently, 



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Though I feel I'd shout. That made our home a hallowed 

SDOt 

When my husband's feeling blue, „„„ .. \i, ' > j ^ -u • 

^ ^ .^ ^ , , Our mothers knee a shrine. 

May I not sit down and sob, ^, 4-u i,„ .,, .t^ i ■ n 

^ ■' ^ ,^ ^. , , / - Oh, the hopes ws shared together, 

Because he cant find work to ao, »^-, ,, „ , v, n 

„ ^ ^ „ , . ,,■,-, ^. , ■ , And the dreams have all come 

But tell him, soon he 11 find a job; . 

Times like these can't always last, But the dearest dream is mother, 
Better days are bound to come; And the home that shelters you. 
And this trouble will be past. j,^^ thinking of you, mother. 

May I smg. Keep my heart m ^^^^ ^^^ lovelight in your eye, 
^^^' When kissing me, you whispered 

Array'st Thou not the lilies of the "God bless you, dear— goodby!" 
field? Bright the hopes we built together, 

Feed'st Thou not the birds in the Fair the dreams that have come 
tree? true; 

Wilt Thou not me also shield? But the dearest dream is mother. 

Am I not more precious. Lord, to And home, sweet home, with you. 
Thee? ! By Hannah Doppmann. 

Sel. by Jeanette Poormann. 
Help me. Lord, to understand 

Thy love and tender ways; BE KIND TO THE LOVED ONES 

Take in Thine my trembling hand ^f uoME 

And lead me through the darkest 

days. 



THINKING OF MOTHEH 



Be kind to thy father, for when 
j thou wert young, 

I Who loved thee so fondly as he? 
I'm thinking of you mother, \ ^^ caught the first accents that fell 

In the old home far away, I ^^°"^ ^^^ tongue, 

In the twilight I can see you ^^^ jo^"^^ ^^ thine innocent glee. 

Where the shadows gather gray, ^^ ^^^^.^^ ^J^^ f^^^^^' f°^' ^^^ ^^ 
Looking westward toward the city ^ ^^ ° ' 

Where I've gone to face my care; ^'^ footsteps are feeble, once fear- 

And your hps are mutely framing , ^^^^ ^^^ ^°^^- 
For your child a tender prayer. | ^hy father is passing away. 

I'm thinking of you mother, \^^ ^^^^ *« ^^^ «^°t^e^' f°^' 1°' °^ 

Every moment of the day; i ^^^ ^^^"^ 

And the lessons that you taught ^^^ ^^^c^s of sorrow be seen; 

Oh well mayst thou cherish and 

Guide me safely on my way. i , comfort her now. 

All the dreams we shared together, ^^^ ^°y^^S ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ 

And the hopes have been fulfilled. "^^^• 

But the sweetest dreams is mother, Remember thy mother for thee will 

And the love of home instilled. . i . ^^® P^^^- , , , 

As long as God giveth her breath. 

I'm thinking of you, mother, With accents of kindness then cheer 

And the tenderness divine | her lone way 



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Even to the dark valley oi: death. And the yard is still, so still. 

But I see it all, as the shadows 
Be kind to thy brother — his heart creep, 

will have dearth ^nd though many the years have 

If the smile of thy joy be with- -^^^^ 

drawn. Since then, I can hear mother ask, 

The flowers of feeling v/ill fade at «^j.g ^^^ ^-^^ children in?" 
their birth 
If the dew of affection be gone. I wonder if when the shadows fail 
Be kind to thy brother, wherever On our last short, earthly day, 
you are, When we say good-bye to the would 

The love of a brother shall be outside. 

An ornament purer and richer by All tired with our childish play, 
fa^i; When we step out into that Other 

Than pearls from the depths of Land 

the sea. Where mother so long has been, 

Will we hear her ask, just as of old, 
Be kind to thy sister, not many may ..^re all the children in?" 

know . — Florence Jones Hadley. 

The depths of pure sisterly love, Tj^e Pathfinder. 

The wealth of the ocean lies gei. by Charles Leatherman. 

fathoms belov/ i 

The surface that sparkles above; SOMEBODY'S MOTHER 

Be kind to thy father once fearless 

and bold, , The woman was old and ragged 

Be kind to thy mother so near; a^nd gray, 

Be kind to thy brother, nor shov/ ^nd bent with the chill of the 
thy heart cold; \^anter's day, 

Be kind to thy sister so dear. The street was wet with a recent 
Sel. by Sister Roberts. snow 

„ . ^^.^ And the woman's feet were aged 
ARE ALL THE CHILDREN IN? ^^^ ^^^^ 

She stood at the crossing and 

I think ofttimes as the night draws waited long. 

nigh Alone uncared for amid the throng 

Of an old house on the hill, Of human being who passed her by 

Of a yard all wide and blossom- Nor heeded the glance of her 

starred anxious eye. 

Where the children played at will. ^ ^, , ^ .,, , 

And when the night at last came °°w" the street with laughter and 

down ^^°"^' 

Hushing the merry din, ^^^^ ^^ ^^e ^^^^^^"^ °^ «ch°°l ^^^ 

Mother would look around and ask, ^ x, °^, ' ,.. , , 

"Are all the children in?" ^^^^.^ the boys, like a flock of sheep, 

Hailing the snow piled white and 
'Tis many and many a year since deep; 

then, F'ast the woman so old and gray 

And the old house on the hill Hastened the children on their way, 
No longer echoes to childish feet Nor offered a helping had to her, 



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So meek, so timid, afraid to stir n C 

Lest the^<=arrla,e^ Wheel, or the, | ^^^^ ^^^^^ | 

Should crowd her down in the q. . □ 

slippery street. I DALLAS CENTER, IOWA 

At last one came of the merry troop, 

The gayest laddie of all the group. Our congregation plans to have 

He caused beside her, and whisper- ^^eir lovefeast on May 23-24. We 

gjj 2ow would be happy to have any visitors 

"I'll help you across, if you wish to who can, to come and enjoy these 

„Q >. services with us. 



Ethel Beck, Cor. 

GENERAL CONFERENCE 
MINUTES 



Her aged hands on his strong young, 

arm | 

She placed, and so, without hurt or 

harm, i 

He guided her trembling feet along, 
Proud that his own were firm and Again we wish to determine those 

strong. '^ho desire back copies of these 

Then back again to his friends he minutes and for what year; and 

went those who have extra copies laying 

His young heart happy and well around which you will part with. 

content. We feel this is the time to make 

this survey. 
"She's somebody's mother, boys, you if you have such copies or wish 

l^^ow, to secure certain ones, let us 

For all she's aged and poor and know now or at the coming General 

slow; Conference. 
And I hope some fellow will lend Editor. 

a hand j 

To help my mother, you under- CONFERENCE RESERVATIONS 

stand? I 

If ever she's poor and old and gray,' only a hmited number of cabins 
When her own dear boy is far ^re available but we have plenty 

^^^y of other room with good beds. We 

And "Somebody's Mother" bowed can plan our sleeping rooms, as well 

low her head as other arrangements, much better, 

In her home that night and the if those who are coming will leave 

prayer she said us know, about when you are corn- 

Was, "God be kind to the noble boy ing and what type of group will 
Who is somebody's son and pride come vidth you. 

and joy." Charles Leatherman, 



— By Longefellow. 
Sel. by Jeanette Poorman. 



Lodging Comm. 
R. 1, Wauseon, Ohio. 



CONFERENCE DIRECTIONS 



Be careful how you live — you may 

be the only Bible some people will 

t'ead. Those coming to General Confer- 



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ence at Hillsdale, Mich., will find it David F. Ebling, Treas., and mail to 
in southern Michigan; on the New the undersigned. 
York Central R. R., about half- Board of Trustees, per 

way between Detroit, Mich., and A. G. Fahnestock, Sec. 

Elkhart, Ind. Anyone coming by R. 3, Lititz, Pa. 

rail should get a routing from your 

local R. R. agent. It is possible Notice 

that some can make better con- 
nection by coming to Montpelier, The Pleasant Ridge Congrega- 
Ohio, on the Wabash R. R., or to tion plans to hold their Lovefeast 
Bryan, Ohio on the New York Cen- services on the Saturday following 
tral R. R. If you notify us in ad- General Conference, June 13. This 
vance, when and where you will congregation is located about 38 
arrive, we vdll have someone meet miles southeast of the Conference 
you. grounds, just north of alt. U. S. 20. 

By bus, from the east out of 
Toledo, Ohio, take Short Way Line PERU, IND. 

to Cambridge Jet., Mich.; transfer 

to Greyhound Line gomg to Jones- ^e, the Midway Dunkard Breth- 
ville, Mich.; call the conference ^^^ church, met in quarterly 
grounds, phone No. 614 (Francis council march 14 at 2:00 by singing 
Whiting) someone will come for ^^^^ ^os. 210 and 187. Bro. Paul 
you. From the west take a bus Morphew, taking charge of the 
from Chicago to Jonesville, Mich, meeting in the absence of our pre- 

By auto, from the east at Toledo, aiding elder, read I John 3, and 
Ohio, take U. S. 223 to M 34, west ^^"^ ^^^rs lead in opening prayer, 
to Hillsdale, Mich.; from the west "^e decided to meet for Sunday 
at Elkhart. Ind., Ind. 19 north to morning services at 8:30 CST dur- 
U. S. 112. east on 112 to M 99, just ^^^ ^^^ summer while Peru is on 
south to Hillsdale ^'^'^' *^^ clock remaining on CST. 

All those coming should bring There was other local business that 

their own sheets and pillow cases. ^^'^ disposed of and other matters 

K convenient bring an extra discussed. Our closing hymn was 

blanket ^^^- ^^°- Morphew lead in closing 

Vern Hostetler, Writing Clerk, P^^y^r and we were dismissed. 

Montpelier, Ohio. ^^°- ^- ^^^^ Reed, of Carthage, 

' Va. has agreed to hold a 2 weeks' 

Notice ' revival meeting for us from Sept. 
6 to 20. Come and be with us if 

You will notice in our General you can. If you cannot, remember 
Conference Minutes of 1952, page this small congregation at Mid- 
10, Art. 25, that "All expense of the way in your prayers, as we need 
General Conference be paid by the encouragement. 
Board of Trustees and that the Sister Paul B. Myers, Cor. 

churches (or congregations) shall — 

send in an offering to the Board of SHREWSBURY, PA. 

Trustees to cover this expense." — 

Please make checks payable to The Dunkard brethren met for 



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quarterly council March 30th at contact. 

7:15 p. m. at the Shrewsbury He served as Elder of the Beaver 
church, singing hymn 409 and led Creek church of the Brethren for 
in prayer by our elder, J. H. Myers, many years. In 1929 he united with 
After making some remarks he the Dunkard Brethren church and 
then moderated the meeting. was presiding elder of the Berean 

The treasurer's report was read Congregation as long as his health 
and accepted. Delegates were permitted. He married over 100 
chosen for our District meeting, couples and did mission work in 
We elected a trustee and cemetery West Virginia. 

committee. An offering was lifted On October 31, 1889 he was united 
for both District meeting and Gen- in marriage to Lizzie C. Evers, who 
eral Conference. preceded him in death April 29, 

Arrangements were made for our 1925. To this union four children 
spring lovefeast, which will be held were born, three of whom survive 
the fourth Sunday of May. Sunday namely: Stella Glick Croushorn, 
school at 9:30,DST, with preaching Effie Glick, Simon Glick and Noah 
following and during the day with A. Glick who died in 1905. He is 
communion services in the evening, also survived by four grandchildren, 
to which all have a hearty wel- four great-grandchildren and a 
come to be with us. number of nieces and nephews. 

Our revival meeting will be held Elder Glick v/as the youngest and 

beginning August 2nd through 16th last surviving member of a family 

Song 85 was sung and D. K. Marks of ten children. 

lead the closing prayer. Funeral services were held from 

Sister Stump, Cor. the Beaver Creek church of the 

Brethren by the minister of that 

p-| r-| congregation, Robert E. Houff. His 

I ! passing marks the end of a long 

i OBITUARY I ^^^ useful life, devoted to his 

I I church, family and community. He 

^L^ilTyACOB DANIEL CLICK !f ^^^^^ missed by his church which 

he served so faithfully. We feel 
' our loss is his eternal gain. 
Bro. Glick, the son of Joel and Josie Lam, Cor. 

Elizabeth Miller Glick, was born 

Dec. 14, 1862, in Rockingham ABRAM MILLER 

County, Va., where he resided all 

his active life. He departed this Son of Daniel and Sarah Miller, 
life Oct. 13, 1952, being nearly 90 was born Oct. 20, 1875 in Darke 
years of age. Some years ago he county, Ohio, and passed away at 
suffered a stroke and had been in his home in Bryan, Ohio, March 4, 
failing health for some time. He 1953, at the age of 77 years, 4 
has been bedfast the past two years, months and 12 days. The early 
He bore his suffering patiently and part of his life was spent in Mercer 
was of a cheerful disposition, en- county, Ohio. 

dearing himself with all, both old On Sept. 24, 1899, he was united 
and young, with whom he came in in marriage to Mary E. Good, in 



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Indiana, moving later to North on Friday afternoon, March 6th at 
Dakota. To this union three chil- the Pleasant Ridge church, by Bro, 
dren were born, Samuel D., Mable, Floyd Swihart, assisted by Bro. Roy 
and Cora. Sister Miller departed Swihart and Bro. Edward Johnson, 
thiis life March 9, 1905. On Jan. 29, The following poem was given: 
1-08, his marriage to Eva Eiken- ^^^^^^ was tired and weary, 
berry at Williston. North Dakota ^g^^,y ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ p,^^^^ 
was solemnized. To this union were p^^ ^y ^.^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^,^^y.^^^ 
born four children, Gladys, Isaac, jje will not need them again. 
Mary and Paul. Sister Miller de j^to the sweet rest he hath enter- 
parted this life Aug. 16, 1943. Two ^^ 
daughters, Mabel and Cora pre- ^o more' to suffer, or weep; 
ceded him in death, also, thi-ee^j^^,. ^^.^^,^ ^^^g ^^^^^^ journey, 
rsters. Those left to mourn his p^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^ 
death are: Samuel, Crystal Springs, 

Fia.: Gladys and Mary of Bryan, Rest the worn feet now forever, 
Ohio; Isaac and Paul of Michigan His wrinkled hands are so still; 
City, Ind.; six grandchildren, three Pulseless the heart that no longer 
step-grandchildren; four great Sorrow can quicken or thrill. 
p-^-^^-^dr-hildren, two brothers, Isaac Years will glide o'er him gently, 
of Hampstead, Md.: Sam of Fruit- Fading the shadow land deep; 
dale, Ala., one sister, Katie Elsea. Drive back the tears, would you 
Albuquerque, N. M., a,nd tv/o step- wake him? 

brothers, John of Ohio and Jake Father has fallen asleep. 

of Alabama. „, , ^.^ , 

The beautiful rest for the weary, 
On Jan. 31, 1892 he united with Beautiful rest for the true; 
the Dunkard Brethren church and Lying so peacefully ever, 
remained faithful to the end. In ^nder the sunlight and dew. 
the year 1901 he was elected to the pjo^ts through our heart-strings a 
deacon's office and served in that Giver 

capacity until 1906, at which time Like breath'of a whisper so deep; 
he was elected to. the ministry. In .:jg gjveth sweet rest to his faithful, 
May 1919 he was ordained to the ^nd Father has fallen asleep, 
eldership and fulfilled this office Sister Carpenter, Cor. 

to the best of his ability, always 

ci-o^Iaiming to humanity the Faith ALLIE~EBY 
of the Gospel for which he so 

' daughter of Mr. and Airs. William 
Bro. Miller has always been ac- A. Farrenburg, was born Nov. S, 
tive in his duties until about two 1880 near Farrenburg, Mo. She 
years ago at which time he under- peacefully departed this life March 
went an operation and had been in is, 1953 at her home near Wauseon, 
failing health since that time, yet Ohio, at the age of 72 years, 4 
always proclaiming his loyalty and months and 10 days, 
faith in his Savior whom he served When quite young, she gave her 
these many years. heart to the Lord, and united with 

Funeral services were conducted the Dunkard church, of which she 



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continued a faithful member her She has gone to her home in the 
entire life. She was very much in- sweet over there, 

terested in the spiritual welfare of Rest, Mother, rest, thy toils are over, 
her family, always was willing to . , ^ , ^i . ^ , 

help in the work of the church, and ^ wonderful mother, a wonderful 

it was her delight to be in church ^, , }^' ,, , ,.^ 
services whenever possible. f^ ^^^ ^^f. ^^\ ^^\]'^.^' ^ 

In the year of 1897, she was ^^^ P^^^ ^ ^^^^^f *,^^\^.f .^^/^ 
united in marriage to George Albert ^^^ ^^^^^ ^ wonderful hfe indeed. 
Eby; to this union nine children But God saw fit, her life to end, 
were born. Her husband and two saw fit to take her from us; 
children preceded her in death. So unto him we look for help, 
She leaves to mourn her departure And in him we put our trust, 
one son and six daughters: Clay 

Eby of Wauseon, Ohio; Mrs. Maude Services were conducted at the 
Butts, Mrs. Pauletta Johnson, Mrs. home on Sunday, March 22nd, at 
Alberta Armstrong, all of Wauseon, 1 = 30 p. m., and at the West Fulton 
Ohio; Mrs. Sylvia Viers of Fayette, Dunkard Brethren church at 2 
Ohio; Mrs. Jeanette Poorman of o'clock, with Elder Melvin Roesch in 
Pioneer, Ohio; Mrs. Vera Armstrong charge, assisted by Elder Vern 
of Morenci, Mich., 23 grandchildren, Hostetler and William Carpenter. 
3 great grandchildren, and a host burial in the Smith cemetery, 
of other relatives and friends. Sarah Roesch, Cor. 

She lived a devoted Christian 
life, was a firm believer in her LET'S SING 

Saviour, thoroughly enjoyed her 

prayer service and expressed a very Ruth M Snvder 

deep faith in it; always enjoyed "_ "^ 

company and to talk about the 

scriptures. She will be greatly 1 clO not believe there IS 
missed in the community, and in any better way to expreSS 
the church where she loved to wor- joy in the Lord than by sing- 

^h^P* ling hymns and spiritual 

Mother's gone— so they say; songs. I have never met the 

But to us— She's not gone, she's person who does not like 

just away g^^ Spiritual singing. It 

She has gone to be with her God, ^ , , . troubled mind 

Her pathway of life has been trod. ^^^^^ ^V^ tlOUDiea mma, 

eases pam, sooths the nerves, 

NO more sorrow will she know, '^^^ ^^' ^g ^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^ 

No more trials here below; i , , . f. .,-, y-, j 

No more sadness, no more grief, ! relationship With God. 
From all such pain she has rehef.' We reahze that Some 

, ^ . , ^ . ^ churches use the organ, 

Angels have taken her out of our . i i.i * i • 

j.^j.g piano, and other musical in- 

Dark in her room, and empty her struments in WOrshlp. But 

chair, slnce We have no record of 



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Christ or any of His follow- the Lord will be pleased. 
ers ever using them in wor- Thenj too, it is surprising 
ship under the law of grace, what some practice can do 
the law under which we are toward making us better 
expecting our salvation singers. 
neitlier will I attempt to Since our church has not 
add to the V/ord by consider- followed the fashion of the 
ing them in this article. world and has given us all 

Singing denotes joy. The the privilege to sing, let us 
land of songs v/e sing use that privilege to do the 
shows the kind of joy we best we can in singing and 
have. If we are Christian making m.elody to God. Our 
people we Avill be happy in best is all the Lord requires 
the Lord, hence it will cause of us. When I see someone 
us to make melody in our failing to do his best in song 
hearts to the Lord which service I sometimes wonder 
Will burst forth into singing whether he is doing his best 
as Paul tells us in Eph. 5:19, in other religious duties. 
"Speaking to yourselves in If we pay close attention, 
psalms and hymns and as w^e sing, to the words in 
spiritual songs, singing and songs and its meaning in- 
making melody in your heart stead of just rambling along, 
to the Lord." it v/ill help us to sing with 

This passage of scripture the spirit and understanding, 
does not determine that only We can gather much food 
the best singers of a congre- for the soul that would be 
gation be grouped off in a hard to glean in any other 
corner of their own to sing way. 

by themselves, and the re- I really enjoy being in a 
mainder of the congregation congregation where every- 
to keep quiet. It means for body is singing. Somehow 
everyone to be happy enough it seems to make heaven 
in the Lord to sing praises seem nearer and hell far 
to His name. It does not away when everyone is 
say, 'Tf you think jour sing- rejoicing through song to 
ing is not the best, or up to the Lord. This is one feat- 
par, keep quiet." But it says ure I particularly like about 
we are to sing and make our General Conference, 
melody to the Lord. If v/e Everyone seems so happy 
do the best we can, I am sure that they want to sing, and 



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do sing v/ith the spirit and 
the understanding. I think 
I can feel the spirit of God. 
But when I sit in a congrega- 
tion where only a person 
here and there sings it seems 
that I am among people 
w^ho are asleep in the Lord's 
work. It also makes the 
song service burdensome to 
those who are trying to 
carry on. 

The family who unites 
their voices together in 
spiritual song service often 
will have more lasting and 
enduring pleasure than radio 
or television will ever be 
able to afford with all its 
fashionable splendor. When 
singers get together and 
sing for the sick, afflicted, 
ana aged it carries with it 
a lasting comfort and bless- 
ing that nothing else can 
offer. 

What is it then? I will 
pray with the spirit, and I 
will pray with the under- 
standing also: I will sing 
with the spirit, and I will 
sing with the understanding 
also. 1 Cor. 14:15. 

So whether it be at home 
or at church, in a small, 
group or a large one, let us I 

not be afraid to offer our: 

1 

praises to our Creator, Sus-' 
tainer, and Redeemer in 



song. Let's sing! 

Oakland, Md. 



TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 



Paul R. Myers 

Chapter 28. 
The Palm Tree 

No writings about Pales- 
tine would be complete, 
without including the sub- 
ject of the Palm tree. The 
palm flourishes in those 
parts of Palestine where the 
weather is warm the year 
around. Since we saw many 
of them in the vicinity of 
Jericho, Bethany, Hebron, 
etc., I will give a few 
thoughts on them here. 

The variety or species 
most common in Palestine is 
the date palm. From the 
earliest available records, 
the palm tree was associated 
with the Holy Land. Early 
coins conmmemorating the 
conquest of Jerusalem bore 
the image of a woman weep- 
ing under a palm tree. 

The date palm grows to 
an average height of seventy 
feet. It requires about seven 
or eight years to grow, after 
planting, before it will bear 
fruit. From then on, it will 
produce on an average year, 



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approximately one hundred 
pounds of dates. They live 
to be old, often bearing fruit 
for an hundred years or 
more. 

The tree has many uses. 
First, it provides beauty, 
shade and retention of soil, 
wherever it grows. Its fruit 
takes the place of bread to a! 
large extent among the' 
natives of Palestine. The; 
wood obtained from its 
trunk is used to build roofs,! 
other parts of houses and! 
boxes. Different parts of 
the date tree are woven into 
baskets, couches, bags, etc. 
What part of the palm tree 
can not be put to a definite 
use is burned for fuel. 

Because the people com- 
pletely utilize the entire tree 
for some purpose, the Arabs 
say that "The palm tree has 
three hundred sixty uses" 
meaning it is used each day 
of the year for some bene- 
ficial purpose. As stated in 
a former article, Jericho is 
called the "City of Palm 
Trees" because they do grow 
profusely, Deut. 34:3. 

Dates are a big industry 
in Palestine. They ripen in 
August and September. 
Many date palms were de- 
stroyed during wars in Pal- 
estine. Their absence in 
many localities where they 



once abounded, indicates the 
destructiveness of war. 
When new groves of Palms 
are planted or replanted, 
that is a sure sign of pros- 
perity. 

The Arabs believe that the 
date palm is a blessing grant- 
ed unto them only and is 
withheld from all other 
people. This belief is 
erroneous because the date 
palm flourishes elsewhere 
besides in Egypt and Pales- 
tine. It is on record that 
Mohammed said, "Honor the 
date tree, she is your 
mother" because of the many 
uses she is put to, and be- 
cause of their dependence 
upon the date palm. 

The palm tree is referred 
to many times in the Bible. 
That is the reason it became 
so significient to us. Often- 
times we read the Word of 
God, pass over and do not 
study it as we should. 

That has happened to the 
writer. I have often read 
certain scriptures regarding 
the palm tree. The Palm is 
mentioned in the Bible in 
connection with many 
events. We may think them 
unimportant. But they are 
important, and seeing so 
many of them in Palestine, 
they have a greater meaning 
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Let us look at a few of of palm trees, showing they 
these scriptures concerning were held in high esteem in 
the palm tree. -that time. I Kings 7:36. 

Lev. 23:40, ''And ye shall The book of Ezekiel makes 
take you to the first day the many references to the palm 
boughs of goodly trees, tree, 

branches of palm trees, and| Bringing the subject of 
the boughs of thick trees, 'palm trees down to the New 
and willows of the brook;! Testament, we read in John 
and ye shall rejoice before 1 12:13, regarding Jesus' 
the Lord your God seven triumphal entry into Jeru- 
days." Here palm branches ;salem, that they took 
v/ere used in a form of wor-! branches of palm trees and 
^^^ip- I went forth to meet Him. 

Nem. 8:15, "And that they| While in Jerusalem we 
should publish and proclaim saw the funeral procession 
in all their cities, and in of some dignitary. They 
Jerusalem, saying; go forth bore the casket on two long 
unto the m.ount, and fetch poles, same as they bore the 
olive branches, and pine ark of the covenant. The 
branches, and m y r 1 1 e' procession was walking, fill- 
branches and palm branches, ing the full width of the 
and branches of thick trees, ' street. We had to stand still 
to make booths as it is writ- [until the procession turned 
ten." Here we see the wood I through the gates into the 
from the palm trees used in cemetery, 
the making of these booths.! Here and there throughout 

Psalms 92:12, "The right- the walking procession, men 
eous shall flourish like the I were carrying branches of 
palm tree, he shall grow like | palms overhead. A number 
a cedar in Lebanon." Know- 1 could be counted. The 
ing that both these trees branches were five to six 
grow tall, colorful and serve 'feet, msijhe longer. It was 
a very useful purpose, so impressive to see them. It 
will a righteous person i brought to our minds the in- 
serve a very useful purpose, stance when similar palm 
for the Lord here on this branches were strewed in 
earth. jthe path of the Master. They 

A part of the furniture in are still used today, as in 
the temple bore engravings Christ's time, upon import- 



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ant events in Palestine. 

Palms will be prominent in 
Heaven. Turn to Rev. 7:9. 
Here we have recorded what 
God revealed to John the 
Revelator on the Isle of 
Patmos, concerning the 
things to come. 

"After this I beheld; and, 
lo, a great multitude, which 
no man could number, of all 
nations, and kindreds, and 
people, and tongues, stood 
before the throne, and before 
the Lamb, clothed with 
white robes and palms in 
their hands." 

Much more could be in- 
cluded in this article from 
God's Word concerning the 
palm and its importance to a 
Christian. We saw many of 
them. They were prevalent 
in Christ's time in Palestine. 
They are prevalent today 
there. They are beautiful. 

Will it not be a very beau- 
tiful sight, when all the re- 
deemed from all nations 
from all time, are gathered 
home in Heaven; each 
clothed in white robes, each 
carrying a palm in their 
hand? I want to be in that 
number. Surely eadh per- 
son wants to carry a palm 
up and down the streets of 
the New Jerusalem. 



If our Shepherd He is 
follow His call. 



and we 



He wil lead us safe home to that 
beautiful land, 
And with crowns on our brows and 
branches of palm, 
We shall ever abide at the 
Saviour's right hand," 

Chapter 29 — Hebron 

We arrived in the city of 
Hebron Dec. 24th, 1951. This 
city is very old, even older 
than Damascus. 

It lies approximately 19 
miles south and west of 
Jerusalem. Many years of 
the lives of Abraham, Isaac 
and Jacob were spent here. 
From the city of Hebron, 
Jacob and his family set out 
for Egypt, by way of Beer- 
sheba. 

Hebron was a city of 
Judah, 2 Sam. 2 :11. The city 
was given to Caleb by 
Joshua, who drove out the 
Anakims. Joshua 14:13, 
"And Joshua blessed him, 
and gave unto Caleb the son 
of Jephunneh Hebron for an 
inheritance." 

Hebron was one of the 
cities of refuge on the west 
side of Jordan. While David 
was king, he maintained his 
royal residence here approxi- 
mately seven and a half 
years. While living in 
Hebron six sons were born 
unto him. 2 Sam. 3:1-5. 
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he resided in Jerusalem. 
There eleven more sons were 
born unto him. 

The city of Hebron is in- 
teresting. The houses and 
buildings are all made of 
stone. Many of the roofs 
are flat Many of them are! 
dome shaped. The streets are, 
very narrow. Stores, ori 
bazaars as they are called 
are small. Many of them| 
have awnings or shelters! 
above the doorways, hang-! 
ing out over the street. The 
manufacturing of glass ' 
products is one of its indus- 
tries. I 

Two pools supply the 
water for the city. One lies 
at the north end and the 
other lies at the south end of 
the city. Here women can 
be seen, coming and going 
from the pool, carrying 
water ever so far to their 
homes, for their own use 
and for their livestock. 

An important industry in 
this country is the manu- 
facture of soap. We were 
privileged to go through one 
of their soap factories at 
Nabulus. It was very inter- 
esting. Men in long garb 
were carefully compounding 
the ingredients. One of the 
ingredients much used is 
olive oil. Many olives grow 
in Palestine. Considerable 



amount of the oil, extracted 
from these olives, is shipped 
and the remainder is used in 
the making of soap. 

The oil is shipped, or 
transported from where it 
is pressed unto the soap 
factory, in skin bottles. We 
were fortunate enough to see 
these skin bottles. The 
smaller bottles are made 
from goat or kid skin. The 
larger bottles are made from 
the skin of the ox. The skin 
is removed from the animal, 
then sewed up, leaving but 
one small opening to fill into 
or pour from. When the 
bottle is full, it has every ap- 
pearance of the original 
animal from which the skin 
was taken. They present a 
number of sound reasons 
why they continue to use the 
skin bottle. 

The feet and tail of the 
skin make good hand holds. 
The bottle is not subject to 
breakage like a glass bottle. 
When empty, they can be 
folded into small space. 
Goats being plentiful, they 
provide a cheap container. 
This is another item Jesus 
saw in His day and taught 
about. It is still commonly 
used nearly two thousand 
years later. He referred to 
the skin bottle in His master- 
ful teaching. Luke 5:37-38, 



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"And no man putteth new 
wine into old bottles ; else the 
new wine will burst the 
bottles, and be spilled, and 
the bottles shall perish. But 
new wine must be put into 
new bottles; and both are 
preserved." 

After the soap is com- 
pounded, it is poured out in 
liquid form over a very large 
and level floor, to a depth of 
aproximately two inches. 
After it is set up, then men 
score it into cakes, similar 
in size to our cakes of soap. 
After it is chilled, it is 
broken apart and each cake 
is wrapped in paper by hand. 
Then it is packed in boxes 
for shipping. 

We were informed, at this 
soap factory, that none of 
the employees or the man- 
agement were permitted to 
use any of this soap. It is 
manufactured for export, 
only. Soap is a luxury item 
in Palestine. 

In Hebron, more than in 
any other part of Palestine, 
we were hemmed in on all 
sides by the poor and the 
begging. Here it was so bad, 
and the beggars pressed in 
on us to such an extent, that 
officers were called to clear 
the way. Hardly had the 
officers left us until we were 
surrounded again. They beg 



give 



I for anything one will 
them. Money, candy, gum, 
etc. One of our party gave 
j thirty dollars away, all in 
! small coins, in but a very 
short while, during our visit 
to Hebron. 

You give to one and that 
starts an avalanche of beg- 
gars. Plow the news travels 
so fast is a mystery. Boys 
from four to five years old 
to late teens clamour, yell, 
wave their hands, grab and 
what not, for anything avail- 
able. Oftentimes, the point 
I of interest we were attempt- 
jing to see would be up or 
,down a flight of steps, or 
through a narrow alley way, 
or through a narrow door- 
way. They often blocked 
our way, yelling and begging 
at the top of their voices. 

We stood on the bumpers 
of our cars to get a good 
look at them. It was 
pathetic. Colored, white, 
brown, most every national- 
ity seemed to be represent- 
ed. As we looked upon them, 
heard their cries and saw 
their distressed looks, we 
were reminded of the multi- 
tude that followed Jesus. 
Several hundred milled 
about us at times. That was^ 
'a small number compared to 
I the multitudes that followed 
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We could give them but The cave is under guard at 
verly little. Jesus could sup- all times. This prevents any 
ply all their needs, both attempts at stealing the 
spiritually and physicallj^ vaults. This cave is authen- 
They needed everything tic. It attracts believers 
and above ail they need from every creed. This is 
Jesus. We feel we have a only the grave of a shepherd 
much clearer picture of the 'who lived under a tent four 
multitudes that followed thousand years ago, but it is 
Jesus since we saw a cross j truly a sacred place, 
section of their of f -spring. | Abraham was called the 
We could not help but^father of the faithful. Just 
breathe a silent prayer, ''God 'as you can go to Mt. Vernon 
pity them." |and see the home of the 

At Hebron is the cave j "father" of our country, so 
Machpelah. This is the can you travel to Hebron and 
burial place of Abraham, 'see the tomb of "the father 
Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Leah 'of the faithful." 
and Jacob. Read Genesis! Hebron proved very in- 
23:1-20. Here we find howjteresting, but we had to 



Abraham obtained this cave 
for a burial place. 

In Gen. 25:7-10 we read 
that Abraham lived to be one 
hundred seventy-five years 
old. After his death, he was 
buried in the cave Machpelah 
along with Sarah, his wife. 

We were in the cave 



move on to other Biblical 
places. 

(To be continued.) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 

COURTSHIP 



A. Attitude toward. 

1. Vulgarity belongs to 
Machpelah. There is ajthe questionable, 
mosque built over it. This! 2. Intimate physical con- 
mosque is built of very large; tacts must needs be taboo- 
stone, similar to stones used'ed. 

to build the pyramids. The! 3. Never stoop to sin. 
cave is under the floor of the I 4. Avoid all dress calling 
mosque, and is divided into attention to the physical, 
two rooms. In these rooms | 5. Have a conduct sanc- 
are the vaults, wherein lies.tioned by others, parents and 
the bodies of those mention- 'church, 
ed above. ' B. A Christian Girl, 



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1. Look for a God-fear- 
ing, sensible young woman, 
Prov. 31:30. 

2. Look for one who has 
a kindly face and not a face 
drawn tight with the hard 
lines of pride, va,nity, de- 
termination and self. 

3. Look for a girl well 
dressed, according to God's 
standards, 1 Tim. 2:9-10; 1 
Pet. 3:2-6; Rev. 3:18. "An 
extravagant dress is worn 
for envy." Lenski. 

4. Look for a girl who 
has the "sweet savour of 
Christ," 2 Cor. 2:15, and not 
the "evening in Paris" as 
the predominant fragrance 
about her person. 

5. Look for a girl who has 
her sins covered by the blood 
of Christ and not her lips, 
cheeks, fingers and toes 
covered by bloodred paint. 

6. Look for a girl who 
knows how to lay her hand 
to the modern spindle — the 
sewing machine, Prov. 31:19. 

7. Look for a girl "who 
giveth meat to her house- 
hold, and a portion to her 
maidens," Prov. 31:15 — one 
who can cook and keep 
house. 

8. Look for a girl who is 
neat and tidy. 

9. Look for a girl who 
speaketh words of truth — , 
one who is not a gossip sally, ' 



1 Tim. 5:13. 

10. Look for a woman 
who will learn in silence and 
who will not usurp authority 
over the man, 1 Tim. 2:1-12; 
Titus 2:4. 

11. Look for a companion 
with interests similar to 
your own. 

12. Look for a girl who 
has the same worship stan- 
dards and ideals. 

C. What she should ex- 
pect in a young m.an. 

1. Utter devotion to God's 
kingdom. 

2. Doing his best to pro- 
duce a pov/erful mentality. 

3. Moral uprightness. 

4. Never-failing enthus- 
iasm. 

5. Worthy ambition. 

6. Gentleness, tender com- 
passion. 

7. Clean habits. 

8. A sympathetic friend, 
1 Pet 3:7. 

D. Tests of true love. 

1. Does her love produce 
calmness within me? 

2. Have I been lifted to a 
higher plane of living by her 
presence ? 

3. Will I be satisfied with 
her alone? 

4. Do I want to share all 
of life with her ? 

5. Can I share all of it 
v/ith her? 

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of her? 

7. Do I consider her 
wishes above those of any 
one else in the world, except 
Christ ? 

8. Will I love her when 
she is old and faded? (She 
will not always have rosy 
cheeks and glossy hair.) 

9. Do we cherish the same 
Christian goals? 

10. Do I want her to be 
the mother of my children? 

Sel. the Christian Monitor. 



THE LITTLE CHILDREN 
SUFFER 



The missionary at the Eye 
hospital looked in horror 
and amazement. A mother 
was slowly undoing the cloth 
that bound her child to her 
back. A child ? A suffering, 
abused mite of humanity at 
whom the missionary could 
scarcely look, and found im- 
possible to turn away from. 

The whole left side of the 
child's face was a mass of 
gangrenous, rotting flesh. 
Flies nestled on the putrefy- 
ing mass, covering eyes, ears 
and lips. "My daughter has 
a sore eye," said the woman, 
"can you give her some 
medicine?" To the plain- 
tive question, the missionary 



had no answer, but began a 
closer inspection of the face, 
asking questions of the hesi- 
tant mother. 

The young child had re- 
ceived the usual operation 
for the tribal facial marks 
some months before. Now 
the ulcer, spreading from 
under the chin, covered the 
whole cheek and was nibb- 
ling at the corner of the eye. 

In compassion and love, the 
missionary led the mother 
and child to the dispensary, 
where they could begin what 
proved to be weary weeks of 
treatment for the wee body, 
and wonderful weeks of 
ministering to precious 
souls. 

Africa's pathetic, harrass- 
ed, hurt children! How the 
command of Jesus Christ 
has been warped and twist- 
ed in this land where 
He is not known. "Suffer 
the litle children and forbid 
them not to come unto me." 
"Let the children suffer," 
says paganism. For hun- 
dreds of years since Christ's 
coming this has proven to be 
true. Why do they suffer? 
Because their parents do not 
know of Jesus Christ. Pagan 
religious practices demand 
the deep cut facial marks, 
often leading to death. 



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Promiscusity leads to dis- 
ease-ridden children and 
homes. The uvula and small 
face glands must be re- 
moved with crude, dirty in- 
struments. 

Meat sacrifice to the evil 
spirits must be eaten ; potent 
beer brewed for the demon 
dance must be taken until 
the young children and old 
men fall over in a drunken 
stupor. 

If a mother dies at child- 
birth the baby is looked upon 
as a demonic agent who 
must be done away with. 
Burying them alive, starva- 
tion , or poisoning are the 
treatments meted out to 
helpless mites, whose only 
fault is that they were born 
in Africa. 

Often the missionaries 
rescue these babies and place 
them in orphanages. For as 
little as fifteen cents a day 
these children can be helped 
physically and be constantly 
under the sound and teach- 
ing of the gospel. They will 
at least hear that Jesus said, 
"Suffer the little children to 
come unto me." 

African waifs seem to be 
the off scouring of human- 
ity. Homeless, friendless, 
they are against the world 
as they believe the world is 
against them. Young chil- 



dren, not yet in their teens, 
I are already accomplished 
thieves, practicing harlots, 
'yet one for whom Christ 
I died. Only where Jesus 
I Christ is known, loved and 
; taught can conditions be 
I changed. Here today these 
children present an invest- 
Iment for eternity, with a 
guarantee that lasts forever. 
The result? Someday, at 
the feet of your Savior you 
will meet those won and 
! trained for Him — those who 
:have become Christian 
'teachers, preachers and 
jleaders in Africa. But today 
ithey need your help. Today 
I decides their future. May 
we reach these together for 
our Savior who is coming 
soon? 

Ruth Wilson. 



THE CRIME OF 

USELESSNESS 



Ruth Wilson 



"He spoke also this par- 
able; a certain man had a 
fig tree planted in his vine- 
yard; and he came and : 
sought fruit thereon, and 
found none," Luke 13:6. 
Note the purpose of this tree ; 
was to bear fruit, it was not 
merely there for itself; it 
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it there simply because of its 
beautiful leaves or graceful 
branches. 

Do not be like the fig tree, 
externally attractive, but 
spiritually barren. Why else 
should the Lord leave us 
here on the earth, but to be 
bearing fruit and winning 
souls? John 15:8 tells us 
"Herein is my Father glori- 
fied, that ye bear much 
fruit; so shall ye be my dis- 
ciples." How many souls are 
saved today because of your 
efforts during the last 
twelve months? Sometimes 
the most faithful witnesses 
are not privileged to rejoice 
in many visible results, but 
has your life been dominated 
by the desire to win others 
to your Savior? 

God has placed the invest- 
ment of Calvary in us, but 
the tragedy is that so few 
are enabling Him to reap any 
dividends whatsover from 
their lives. How many 
young people facing the 
choice of life's vocation have 
prayed, "Oh Lord, help me 
to choose the right thing, to 
discount money, comforts, 
and show me that work 
whereby, I will bring the 
greatest glory to Thy name." 

A congressman once said 
to a missionary, "Young 
man, I envy you. According 



to the world, I have climbed 
high in my vocation, but I 
I know down deep in my heart 
^that my life has not reached 
I the goal which God intended 
I for me to achieve. What I 
jam doing will be forgotten 
in a few years. What you 
are doing will be of value 
throughout all eternity." 

Uselessness manifests it- 
self not only in our waste of 
money, but in the way we 
use our time. How many 
church members on prayer 
! meeting night, about supper- 
time, have a little word of 
.prayer, and ask the Lord, 
]"Lo Lord, show me how I 
can best use my time this 
evening for Thy glory?" If 
our members would pray 
that way, I believe almost 
one hundred per cent would 
be present for prayer ser- 
vice. 

To the Lord Jesus the 
crime of crimes is to be 
merely useless. God grant 
that none of us may be guilty 
of it. 

Goshen, Ind. 



MOTHER 



Today is Mother's Day, 

The leaves they look like gold. 
But mother sure will celebrate, 

With God on high, rm told. 



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I'm glad I had a mother true, 
Whom one could love and trust; 

She was an angel mother, 
So good, so pure and just. 

I feign would be like mother dear, 

As I grow old and gray. 
We'll only have one mother, 

Is the thing I wish to say, 
So do the thing you ought to do 

And say the thing today; 
Don't wait until tomorrow. 

She may have passed away. 

Dear mother sure was kind to me. 

I thank the Lord each day 
For such a constant friend as she; 

And one more thing I'll say: 
I know that she is happy; 

And one more thing I know: 
That she is up in heaven, 

Where all the good folks go. 

Sel. by Ida Roberts. 



OPEN THE DOOR 



J. P. Robbins 



The Saviour is standing at the door 
of your heart, 
He is waiting for a welcome in; 
So let Him in today, He may de- 
part, 
And never return again. 

So open the door of your heart to- 
day 
And let the Saviour come in; 
So give Him a place in your heart 
fo stay 
And you will have joy within. 

So open the door of your heart to- 
day. 
Tomorrow it may be too late; 
So listen a moment and hear Him 
say 
Come in by the open gate. 



I If you hear His voice and open the 

door. 

He will ail your needs supply. 

He will give you all you need and 

more, 

And your soul He will satisfy. 

Strait is the gate and narrow the 
way 
That leads to heaven above. 
It is the way of the few I hear Jesus 
say 
For many will spurn His love. 

For wide is the gate and broad the 

road 

That leads to hell and dispair 

And many there be which choose 

this road, 

And will spend eternity there. 

Jesus stands at the door of your 

heart today 
and waits for a welcome in; 
So open the door, don't turn Him 

away, 

And give Him a welcome in. 
So open the door, the heart's proud 
door 
Open the door of your heart to- 
day; 
Let Jesus come in. He will cleanse 
you from sin. 
So don't turn your Savior away, 
Potsdam, Ohio, R, 3. 



If each man's secret, unguessed 
care 

Were written on his brow. 
How many would our pity share 

Who have our envy now! 

And if the promptings of each heaii; 

No artifice concealed, 
How many trusting friends would 
part 

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Vol. XXXI May 15, 1953 No. 10 

'Tor the faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 

OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and j| OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
Scriptural in practice. il the world and preach the gospei. 

y 

OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanetified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more perfect through laith and obedience. 



SECURITY the majority does not know 
God, therefore do not be- 

^'And the Lord shall de- lieve His ¥/ord and will not 
liver me from every evil follow His ways of security, 
work, and will preserve me Much evil, sorrow^ and dis- 
unto his heavenly kingdom: appointment avv^aits us in 
to whom be glory forever every way of life other than 
and ever. Amen," 2 Tim. 4 : God's way. 
18. Generally speaking, man Our text just as positively 
is seeking security, by fair states ''The Lord will pre- 
means or foul. Yes. through serve me unto His heavenly 
long hours, by various kingdom." There and there 
methods and in numerous'only is security. Tobedirec- 
ways is seeking security. jted toward the eternal home 

l^lrst, the greatest mis- 1 is the greatest blessing in 
take of many is the fact that this life. To know that the 
they do not know wherein Lord will preserve and keep 
lies security. Multitudes us in that Heavenly way is 
grope about in the darkness j complete security, 
of sin and all their efforts. Now how to seek and how 
are in vain, because the light, to find security is the great- 
of the glorious Gospel of lest understanding in life. 
Christ is not allow^ed to j Ways which have been prac- 
shine into their lives and re-|ticed and proved to be God's 
veal the real security of Al-^ways, in the past by those 
mighty God. who we know have found 

Our text positively states security, are safe ways of 
"The Lord shall deliver me life. First, let us note care- 
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how some of the blessed in- word/' Luke 10:39. Mary 
dividuals of old sought humbly sought security at 
security. Jesus' feet. Mary heard His 

"A devout man, and one word. Christ said that Mary 
that feared God with all his hath chosen that good part 
house, which gave much in life. How good, "which 
alms to the people, and shall not be taken away from 
prayed always,''' Acts 1.0:2. her" dear reader that is 
Here we read how Cornelius security. How many times 
sought and found security, can you utj question ably say 
First our attitude in seeking that about, today? things 
is important. Cornelius was v/hich you have, which you 
devout, pious, sincere and take pleasure in, which you 
earnest. He feared God, not are striving after? 
as we fear a robber or a wili| "Honour thy father and 
animal but he feared Him mother; (w^hich is the first 
lest he would not please Him commandment v/ith prom- 
and to the extent that he re- ise;) that it may be well 
spected and adored God. He with thee, and thou mayest 
taught that fear to others, live long on the earth," Eph. 
especially of his own houss- 6:2-3. Here is a formula for 
hold. He gave alms to help security, at least upon this 
others. He prayed to God, earth. An instruction which 
not just on E^aster and is so simple and easy that it 
Christmas, but always. may be disregarded, yet it 

"And am no more worthy carries such a definite bless- 
to be called thy son : make ing. 

me as one of thy hired Definite security can al- 
servants," Luke 15:19. Here ways be found in God's 
the prodigal son sought Word, in God's service, in 
security where he knew it prayer unto God and in 
was to be had. He sought it humble submission unto His 
with an humble, submissive will. Security can be found 
spirit. Until we go back to in a God-fearing, Christian 
God and humbly submit our Home. A church which 
lives to His will, we will humbly and solely deter- 
never find security. mines to obey and serve God, 

"And she had a sister according to His Holy Word, 
called Mary, which also sat will definitely lead us to 
at Jesus' feet, and heard his security. 



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''In my Father's house are mind and in the same judg- 
many mansions: If it werelment," 1 Cor. 1:10. I believe 
not so, I would have toldUve have faith in our church, 
you. I go to prepare a place and want to obey in all 
for you, and if I go and pre-, things so we can completely 
pare a place for you, I will overcome the devil, and 
come again, and receive you obtain that crown that 
unto m^yself ; that where I awaits those who will be 
am, there ye may be also," faithful until death. 
John 14 :2-3. I I recently read the follow- 
ing: In a pleasant coastal 

SAFETY IN COUNSEL ; farming area, there lived a 

^ jmtm who took great pride in 

W. C. Pease ithe crops he had raised for 
years. Substantial profits 

"Where no counsel is, the made the future look very 
people fail : but in the multi- bright. One day two men 
tude of counsellors there is came to him with advice on 
safety," Prov. 11:14. What his water resources, "You 
a blessing it is that we have had better let up on your 
a General Conference each pumping progi'am," they 
year. We know the church said. "The water table is 
is led by the Holy Spirit to getting low and the sea- 
make decisions whereby we water is liable to come in." 
can put to practice the doc-, "I know as much about it as 
trines of the New Testa- you or anyone else," the 
ment. farmer answered. The men 

Thereby the elders of each I replied, "When you must 
local church know exactly start irrigating with salt 
how to govern the church., water, remember that we 
Hence the general church tried to help you." That year 
body are all one, and do and, the crops were good, so the 
speak the same thing. "Now, farmer planted the full acre- 
I beseech you, brethren, by, age again. His powerful 
the name of our Lord Jesus pumps were soon turning a 
Christ, that ye all speak the large head of water into the 
same thing, and that there fields. But alas, the water 
be no divisions among you;, began to show salt and his 
but that ye be perfectly crops began to Yvilt and turn 
joined together in the same yellow. 



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Paul R. Myers, Greemtowii. Ohio, We OUght tO, f Or the little 

Assistant Editor. persecutions whicli we have. 

^^^■H ^^.!?^^^' "^'^^"^^ ^'^•' ^^°" Mark 11 :25 tells us, "And 

ciate Editor. : , , -, ' .. 

Isaac Jarboe, Grandview, Mo., As- 'When ye Stand praying, tor- 
sociate Hditor. give, if ye have ought 

— against any: that your 

This reminds us of the Father also which is in 
Bible prophet, who cried to heaven ma^^ forgive you 
the wayward people of your trespasses." We under- 
long ago, ""\¥hy will ye die, stand that we don't need to 
house of Israel?" Ezek. 33: wait for them to repent be- 
ll. God will do nothing for fore we forgive them, 
the person v/ho feels no We are told to forgive 
need for wisdom from above, from the heart or v/e won't 
Quinter, Kans. be forgiven. Now we have 

!an example of a man that 

FORGIVENESS | wouldn't forgive his fellow 

j servant, but put him in 

Wm. H. Kinny | prison. Then his Lord was 

i wroth with him and deliver- 
There is one command- jed him to the tormentors. In 

ment that seems so hard for Matt. 18:35, Jesus says, "So 
so many of us to obey. I likemse shall my heavenly 
don't know why it should, 'Father do also unto you, if 
only we don't want to humble ye from your hearts forgive 



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not everyone his brother give. We must not be 
their trespasses." This does ashamed to be obedient in 
not come by our saying, yes,! all things. 
I forgive you; but we musti When our Lord taught his 
show it m our deeds. We apostles to pray, as recorded 
must be toward them as we jn Matt. 6:12, he told them 
were before they offended! to say, "Forgive us our debts 
us. Then, only after we have as we forgive our debtors" 
forgiven them, will we re- land we ask the Lord this 
ceive forgiveness from our 'every time we pray. We 
Father which is in heaven. | would not think of praying 
We are to rebuke those without asking this petition 
that trespass, or we should of God. Do we really under- 
say, remind them that they stand what we are asking 
have sinned against us, and for?— forgive us as we for- 
give them a chance to repent, give others— now if we don't 
Luke 17:3-4 tells us, "Take forgive others, don't you for- 
heeci to yourselves; if thy give us. Is that what we 
brother trespass against mean? We would not want 
thee, rebuke him; and if he our Lord to say yes, I will 
repent, forgive him. And forgive you, but I can't for- 
if he trespass against thee get it. We have heard some 
seven times m a day, and talk that way, but we read in 
seven times m a day turn 2 Cor. 2:7, "So that contra- 
agam to thee, saying, I re- riwise ye ought rather to 
pent; thou shalt forgive ' forgive him, and comfort 
mm.'^ Novv^ I just wonder him, lest perhaps such a one 
how m.any of us would have should be swallowed up with 
that much patience with our overmuch sorrow." Read 
brother or sister to forgive the 8th and 9th verses also, 
them that many times in' Paul understood that there 
one day. I am afraid that could be a lot of trouble 
they try my patience; but we | caused just by not forgiving 
know that in the fifth verse ^ one another. We find he 
of this same scripture the said in the 10th verse. "To 
apostles said unto the Lord, whom ye forgive anything I 
"Increase our faith." That forgive also: for if I forgave 
IS what we should pray for, anything, to whom I forgave 
that we may grow in grace, it, for your sakes forgave I 
and be more willing to for- it in the person of Christ." 



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This is the way everyone 
must forgive if v/e want to 
please our Lord. We should 
take Paul for an example, 
and let our forgiveness come 
from the heart. Eph. 3:32 
tells us, "And be kind one to 
another, tenderhearted, for- 
giving one anoii'ier, even as 
God for Christ's sake hath 
forgiven you." 

Dallas Center, Iowa. 



OUR DEPENDENCE 
UPON GOD 

James Blackwell 



The most miraculous and 
divine power of God is the 
resurrection of His beloved 
on, Jesus Christ, in whom 
He was so well pleased. This 
was done, all for a world of 
people, disobedient to His 
loving commandments. Each 
of them gives the definition 
of how God v/ants our lives 
holy and good and to con- 
tain every good quality that 
is in God, Himself. He has 
plenty that non of us need 
go without our portion to 
make us fit for that all 
eternity with God. 

I think that each one of 
us, if we will be fair with 
ourselves, will acknowledge 
that by our ways in life, we 
are leaving God as secondary 



for many of the things of 
tiiis life are crowding out 
the Holy Spirit. God has 
allowed one almost 78 years 
of this life and I have seen 
some most drastic changes 
take place. The people of 
the world are farther away 
from God. An inactive 
cnristian is as worthless, in 
the sight of God, as a wagon 
,is to its owner without 
i wheels. ¥/e need to be ac- 
quainted with God's Word 
!oi ail that constitutes a 
I christian. We must search 
I the scriptures for in them 
jwe have eternal life and they 
are they that testify of God. 
I have prayed much to 
God that we, this whole 
world of people, Vv^ould take 
upon ourselves a revival of 
Gorrs most sacred and Holy 
Spirit. Everyone, whom 
God has put the breath of 
jlife in, is so much in need of 
God's blessings to meet the 
'requirements of saints. 
iThey are the only ones, who 
will reign with Christ on 
earth a thousand years, as 
He mentioned in His prayer 
to the Father: Thy kingdom 
come, Thy will be done on 
earth as it is with Thee in 
heaven. 

My mercy and love goes 
out to everyone, in everjr 
nation of people. They are 



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hy birth my bi'other and God has always taken the 
sis cer, for we all come into burdensome side upon Him- 
life by the one God in iself and given man the 
Heaven. I say of myself, as 'easiest way. Why should we 
Paul did of himself, I am, not love Him with all our 
nothing. To prove this of ^ heart, with all our soul and 
me God built this fleshly mind. 

form I dwell in, to His own| We rejoice to learn of the 
satisfaction. He did not ask: most sacred and loving life 
me once how I wanted it of our dear Savior, who fitted 
done and He most loving like the demand of the Father 
and in a very careful way and preached the Word for 
causes the blood to go to the saving of souls. Many 
every portion of this form, who heard became angry at 
whei'ein it is need, without Him. even foi* deeds of kind- 
any of my assistance. I must ness. He did none but such, 
cooperate with God in that for His entire life was pure 
of satisfying the thirst by and holy. All the Good-head 
drink, hunger with food and contains righteousness, jus- 
many other supplements tice, peace and patience, 
which are need for existence. They all have that never 
God has given in this life, failing love, for God is love. 
the power to speak as we If v/e love not, we are not of 
choose, do as we like and go God spiritually and that is 
v/here we desire. These the only love that is in our 
must be in accordance v/ithi favor. The anger of those 
God's commandments to re- i who did not believe increased 
ceive a blessing. We are re- 1 so much against our Lord 
sponsible to God for the re- 1 that they eventually nailed 
turn of the soul from whence ! Him to the cruel cross and 
it came. Obedience is for | the agony did not leave until 
that all eternity vvith God;, life was extinct, 
w^here eye hath not seen, ear' As v/e think about the 
hath not heard neither hath ^ power, where there is no 
it entered in the heart of limitation, that cometh from 
man, v/hat God hath pre- \ our loving Father in Heaven, 
pared for those who love 'God does not let His kind 
Him. The punishment for and loving attention to cease 
disobedience is that never in the care of our bodies for 
ending torment of the soul, every need in all its ways. 



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We have that golden oppor- unto many." 
tunity of fulfilling God's The ever blessedness in 
foremost desire, that of this life is that v^onderful 
obedience to His most pre- consoling thought of the 
cious commandments, which resurreccion after death. 
is for our every good. No: Much can be said and writ- 
only our stay here but for ten m behalf of God's every 
that stay with God where word of truth. Wishing an 
there is no distress of body abundance of love from me 
or mind. to each of you, praying that 

Leaving the thoughts of we manj;- ail meet God for 
the unmeasurable goodness eternity, 
of God with that never fail- Quinter, Kans. 

ing spirit, full of that kind 

and loving affection, let us TRIAL, CRUCIFIXION, 
think of the value that God DEATH AND RESUR- 
has placed on the soul. He RECTION OF CHRIST 
gave the best from His own^ _ 

habitation, His beloved Soni Thorn ton M ellott 

which is a portion of Him- 
self. This power and knowl- rart \ 

edge, God has loaned us, if In conclusion of what I 
taken out, leaves just a life- already have said in the last 
less form. When these four chapters; v/hat does it 
thoughts come to us we think mean to us and what does it 
then, of that glorious resur- teach us? To me it teaches 
rection. Rev. 20:13, "And the of the great love God had 
sea gave up the dead that for His children. We are 
were in it; and death and told in John 3:16, "God so 
hell delivered up the dead loved the world, that he gave 
v/hich were in them : and is only begotten Son, that 
they were judged every man whosoever believeth in him 
according to their works." shall not perish, but have 
Matt. 27:52, "And the graves everlasting life." 
were opened; and many He set before us life and 
bodies of the saints which death. He also gives us our 
slept arose, and came out of choice to choose, whom we 
the graves after His resur- will serve. Christ tells us 
rection, and went into the that it is impossible to follow 
Holy City, and appeared the styles and fashions of 



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this sinful world, and follow the love God the Father and 
Him at the same time. We God the Son, had for the 
cannot serve God and mam- human family. Also how 
mon, for we will love the obedient Christ was to His 
one and hate the other. God Father ; willing, if it was His 
sent not His Son into the father's will, to be nailed to 
world to condemn the world ; Calvary's cross, to suffer 
but that the world might be and die that horrible death, 
saved. He that believeth in Not for any wickedness He 
the Son shall not be con- had done but it was for the 
demned, but only he that be- love He had for you and 
lieveth not. me. Who dare say God is 

As I said before in the last not a loving Father and 
three writings, it teaches us Christ a loving Saviour? 
love ai!d obedience. 1 John Just think how they scourg- 
14 treats on love, "Let us love ed Him, Just before they 
one another, not that we nailed Him to that rugged 
loved God, but that he loved cross, how they smote Him 
us and sent His Son, to be a wich their hands and even 
propitiation foi' our sins, spit in His face. While 
(My sins and your sins) Be- hanging there between 
loved; if God so loved ufe, we heaven and earth, what pun- 
also ought to love one an- ishmicnt the soldiers did to 
other. If a man say, I love Him. He cried, "Father, 
God, and hateth his brother, forgive them." As He 
he is a liar. (Who would looked dowm from the cross 
want to be a liar?) for he and saw His mother and His 
that loveth not his brother disciples. He saw His mother 
whom he hath seen, how weeping for her Son, hang- 
can he love God whom he ing there between heaven 
hath not seen? And this and earth, suffering im- 
commandment have we from mense pain. He told His 
him. That he who loveth God mother to behold her son, 
love his brother also." j which meant to look upon 

In John 3:16, we find God John as a son as He, was 
sent His Son into the world about to leave this carnal 
to save us from our sins, not world. Death was drawing 
in our sins. Some would, close and no doubt Joseph, 
have us to believe it reads, in ^ her husband, had died some 
our sins. Let us think of time before so John took her 



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that same hour into his own He that loveth not his 
home. brother abideth in death. 

Christ's time here on vVhosoever hateth his 
earth, as man, was nearly brother is a m.urderer: and 
ended. He was crucified ye knov/ that no murderer 
sometime in the forenoon, nath eternal life abiding in 
We are told that darkness him. Hereby perceive we 
prevailed over the land trom the love of God, because he 
the sixth hour to tne ninth lay down his life for us : and 
hour, our time V70uld be v/e ought to lay down our 
twelve noon until three m lives for the brethren." 
the afternoon, i'here aiso^ .Are we like Pharoah, who 
appeared a great earthquake said, "Who is the Lord, that 
daring this darkness. When I should obey his voice?" 
the guard sav\^ all these We are told that we all shall 
things he said, "Truly this know Him from the least to 
was tne Son of God." Who the greatest. Then how say 
can deny that God is not a some people, that Vv^e do not 
loving Father and Christ a need to do this or that which 
loving Savior? the Bible said we should? 

Just now let us stop and Some claim they know God, 
think what it costs to have and are not obeying His 
our sins canceled, the debt teachings, instead they are 
we never could pay. Christ deceived. Paul in writing to 
paid it and set us free. If Titus 1:16, "They profess 
Christ had not come we they know God ; but in works 
would be, Vv^here hope is a they deny Him, being abom- 
stranger and mercy never inal, and disobedient, and 
could nave reached us. Now unto every good work repro- 
it is up to us to accept His bate." Do we have many 
terms which include love, 1 so-called christians, minis- 
John 3:11, "For this is the ters not exempted, that say 
mesage that ye heard from they love God and do not do 
the beginning, that we the things that Christ said 
should love one another, they should do ? Are we not 
Marvel not, my brethren, if i told to take God's Word and 
the world hate you. We try the spirit, and see 
know that we have passed whether they are of God or 
from death unto life, be- not, or see if they are repro- 
cause we love the brethren, bates. There are more de- 



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ceivers, false preachei's and corded in God's Holy Book, 
teachers, than many of us the Bible? The children of 
are aware of. Do we not Israel became a failure to 
have many preachers who God's purpose of inheritance, 
tell us we need not wear in the promised land. Are 
plain clothing, need not have we going to become a failure 
our Sister's hair covered but to God's purpose : to become 
just a patch on the head will sons of God, heirs of God and 
serve as a prayer veil. Paul joint heirs with Jesus 
tells them to have the head Christ? 
covered, not just a very As I said before, God gave 
small part of it. He tells us His own to suffer and die on 
to adorn our bodies with Calvary's ci'oss, for each and 
modest apparel, not wearing every one of us, it is up to us 
gold and silver, not plaiting, individually to accept His 
the hair, and women not to terms; largely love and 
have their hair cut. Now if obedience to His Word, 
preachers tell us this is al- Christ tells us He judgeth 
right, is it? Oh yes, just so no man, but His words shall 
you come into the church ? I judge us in the last day. May 
Just before Christ left this I ask you one more question, 
world to go to His Father, j You have this question to 
He told His disciples to teach | answer yourself and so do I, 
them to observe all things, j Who am I following? I have 
These things just mentioned told you some of the things 
are some of the things they, we must do to be a follower 
were to teach, and have them I of the meek and lowly Lamb 
to observe. If we do not obey , of God. Who am I f ollow- 
God the Father or Christ the ing? 

Son, who are we to obey?! Preachers tell us many 
I have heard some say obey ! things mentioned in the New 
the preacher. He is a good, Testament are non-essential 
one to obey if he teaches and in this day and age. I heard 
obeys God's Word. Let us it said not long ago we must 
take God's Word for the 'let the young have their 
answer and not just the | freedom in order to hold 
preacher's. Let us ask our- ^ them in the church. God 
selves this one question, is, pity the church that allows 
my church or your church worldliness just to get num- 
obeying God's Word, as re- bers. James tells us about 



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pure reiigion. It must not approved unto God, a work- 
be defiled with the things of man that needeth not to be 
this world such as : adultery, ashamed, rightly dividing- 
fornication, uncleanness, las- the word of truth," 2 Tim. 
civiousness, idolatry, witch- 2:15. 

craft, , hatred, variance, Brethren and. sisters, may 
wrath, strife, heresies, envy- it not happen unto any of 
ings, murderers, drunken- us that we should be asham- 
ness, revelling and such like, ed in the day of judgment, 
Those who do such things that we have neglected to 
shall not inherit tne kingdom study God's word carefully, 
of God) Gal. 5:19-21. and prayerfully. ''Daily in 

Neeclmore, Pa. the temple, and in every 

— . house they ceased not to 

THE WISDOM OF GOD'S teach and preach Jesus 
WORD Christ," Acts 5:42. 

— -- . I "We are of God: he that 

C. M. Kintner knoweth God heareth us; he 

that is not of God heareth 

''Wisdom is the principle not us. Hereb}^ know we 
thing therefore get wisdom, the spirit of truth, and spirit 
and with all t;iy getting get of error," John 4:6. 
understanding,'' Prov. 4:7. "Neither is there salvation 
"Wherefore he sayeth, in any other: for there is 
iWake thou that sleepeth, none other name under 
and arise from the dead, and heaven given among men, 
Christ shall give thee light," whereby we must be saved," 
Eph. 5:14. So many chris- Acts 4:12. 
tian people are asleep; With' "Search the scriptures ; for 
those that are dead in sin in them ye think ye have 
and without the knowledge eternal life: And they are 
of God's word. they which testify of me," 

"Wherefore be ye not un- John 5:39. Jesus gives 
wise, but understanding eternal life, if we search the 
what the will of the Lord is," scriptures to know what is 
Eph. 5:17. "And take the required of us, that we may 
helmit of salvation, and the be able > to gain eternal life, 
sword of the spiric,_v/hich is "Who will have all men to 
the word of God," Eph: 6:17. be saved, and to come unto 

"Study to show thyself the knowledge of the truth, 



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who gave Himself a ransom endued with knowledge 
for all, to be testified in due among you? Let him shew 
time," 1 Tim. 2 :4-6. out of a good conversation 

"Therefore we ought to his works with meekness of 
give the more earnest heed wisdom. But the wisdom 
to the things which we have! that is from above is first 
heard, lest at an}^ time we 'pure, then peaceable, gentle; 
should let them slip," Heb. jand easy to be entreated, 
2:1-3. i full of mercy and good fruits 

"If any of you lack wis- 1 without partiality and with- 
dom, let him. ask of God, that 'out hypocrisy," James 3: 
giveth to all men liberally, ' 13, 17. 

and upbraideth not; and it' "And beside this, giving 
shall be given him," James all diligence, add to your 
1:5-6. "But whoso looketh ' faith virtue; and to virtue 
into the perfect law of knowledge; and to knowl- 
liberty, a n d continueth edge temperance ; and to 
therein, he being not a for-, temperance patience; and to 
getful hearer, but a doer of ! patience Godliness; and to 
the work, this man shall be j Godliness brotherly kind- 
blessed in his deed," James ness; and to brotherly kind- 
1:25. I ness charity," 2 Pet. 1:5-7. 

"Set your affections onj "He answered and said 
things above, not on things 'unto them, because it is 
on the earth. For ye are given unto you to know the 
dead, and your life is hid mysteries of the kingdom of 
with Christ in God," Col. 3:;heaven, but to them it is not 
2-3. "Let the vv^ord of Christ 'given. For this peoples 
dwell in you richly in alii hearts is waxed gross; and 
wisdom; teaching and ad- their ears are dull of hear- 
monishing one another in ' ing, and their eyes they have 
Psalms and hymns and i closed, lest at any time they 
spiritual songs, singing with I should see with their eyes, 
grace in your hearts to the 'and hear with their ears, 
Lord," Col. 2:16. "Let your jand should understand with 
speech be always with grace, I their hearts, and should be 
seasoned with salt, that ye ' converted, and I should heal 
may know how ye ought to .them," Matt. 13:11, 15. This 
answer every man," Col. 4:6.|same attitude toward God is 

"Who is a wise man and existing among the people of 



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the world today because they 
do not possess the Holy 
Spirit to guide them in all 
truth of God's Word. 

Converse, Ind. 



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BIBLE STUDY BOARD 



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All board members please arrange 
to meet at the Conference grounds, 
Saturday at 9:30 a. m., June 6th. 



STANDING COMMITTEE 



All elders please arrange to meet 
in Standing committee at 2 p. m, 
Saturday, June 6th. 



CONFERENCE DIRECTIONS 



Those coming to General Con- 
ference at Hillsdale, Mich., will find 
it in southern Michigan; on the 
New York Central R. R., about half 
way between Detroit, Mich., and 
Elkhart, Ind. Anyone coming by 
rail should get a routing from your 
local R. R. agent. It is possible 
that some can make better connec- 
tions by coming to Montpelier, 
Ohio, on the Wabash R. R. or to 
Bryan, Ohio, on the New York Cen- 
tral R. R. If you notify us in ad- 
vance when and where you will 
arrive, we will have someone meet 
you. 

By bus, from the east out of 
Toledo, Ohio, take Short Way Line 
to Cambridge Jet., Mich.; transfer 
to Greyhound Line going west to 
Jonesville, Mich.; call the Confer- 
ence grounds Phone No. 614 



(Francis Whiting) someone will 
come for you. From the west take 
a bus from Chicago to Jonesville, 
Mich, 

By auto, from the east at Toledo, 
Ohio take U. S. 223 to M 34, west to 
Hillsdale, Mich., from the west at 
Elkhart, Ind; Ind. 19 north to U. S. 
112, east on 112 to M 99, just south 
to Hillsdale. 

All those coming should bring 
their own sheets and pillov/cases. 
If convenient bring an extra 
blanket. Mailing address, Dunkard 
Brethren Conference, Hillsdale, 
Mich.; telephone, Hilldsdale, Mich,, 
No. 614. 

Vern Hostetler, Writing Clerk, 
Montpelier, Ohio, 



PREACHING PROGRAM 



For 1953 General Conference 



BEGINNING JUNE 6 —At 2:00 P. M, 
Floyd Swihart— "The Word of 

God." Rom. 1:16, 
Clarence Surbey — "Consider." 
EVENING— 

A. G. Fahnestock — "Matt, 4: 
18-19. 
SUNDAY MORNING— 

Howard Surbey — "The Value of 

a Ti-ied Faith." 
Edward Johnson — "Thou Art 
the Christ, the Son of the 
Living God." 
SUNDAY AFTERNOON— 

Hayes Reed — "Grieving The 

Holy Spirit." 
L, B. Flohr— ^"Lo Here, Lo 
There," Mark 13:21-25. 
EVENING— 

Elzie Weimer — "Will I Be Found 

Wanting When Judgment?" i 
Ray Shank — "Patience, Comfort " 
and Hope," Rom, 15:4, 



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MONDAY, 10 A. M.— i 

Harold Frantz — "The New Crea-i 

ture." I 

Harley Rush — "The Christian 

Soldier's Need of Courage." 

AFTERNOON— 

Charles Leatherman — "Bought 
and Paid For." 1 Cor. 6:19-20. 
Miliard Haldeman — "God's De- 
mand For Separation." | 
EVENING— ! 
Harry Andrews — "The Purpose | 

of God's Word." 
J. P. Robbins — Subject to be 
supplied. I 

TUESDAY, 10 A. M.— 

Ray Reed — "The D u n k a r d I 
Brethren Church— What It j 
Means To Me." ;2. 

Een Klepinger — "The Sin ofi 
Rebellion." 
AFTERNOON— 

Warren C. Smith — "Steward- 
ship of Life." I 
Ammon B. Keller — ^"Will Oun 
Lord Be Satisfied?" ! 
EVENING— j 
O. T. Jamison — "The Heavenly , 
Home." 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

1. Report of Committee on Rules.' 

We the Committee recom- 
mend that rules No. 6 and 8 bCj 
changed to read as follows: j 

6. Any brother, using person- 
alities or derogatory statements! 
in his speech, shall be called to! 
order by the Moderator; he shall! 
not be given the floor to speak | 
until he has withdrawn the, 
objectionable statements. 

8. The Moderator shall decide: 
when the discussion on each 



subject shall close, and when 
the question shall be put on its 
final passage. But if objection 
be made to his ruling, an appeal 
must immediately be made by 
motion, seconded by three mem- 
bers, then the Conference de- 
cides the matter. All members 
present shall have the right to 
participate in the discussion of 
all questions before the Meeting. 

Signed — 

Elder Melvin C. Roesch. Mod. 

Elder Roscoe Q. E. Reed, 

Reading Clerk. 

Elder Vern Hostetler, 

Writing Clerk. 

Report of Committee on Re- 
vising Polity. 

Due to the pending revision 
of General Conference rules, the 
Committee on revising the 
Polity has delayed the printing 
of the Polity until after the 
1953 General Conference. 
Signed — A. G. Fahnestock, 
Melvin C. Roesch, 
Lewis B. Flohr, 

Committee. 



NEW BUSINESS 



Report of the Bible Study Board. 

1. The Primary Sunday School 
Lesons for 1954, shall be taken 
from the New Testament for 
the first two quarters, and will 
deal with the life of Christ, and 
the activities of the apostle 
Paul; for the last two quarters, 
will be taken largely from the 
Old Testament, and will deal 
with many of the outstanding 
Old Testament characters. 

2. The Adult Sunday School 



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lessons for 1954, will begin with, 
Ezra and will continue on' 
through the Old Testament,! 
omitting such chapters as the| 
Board deems advisable. 

Bible Study Board. 

2. Query for General Conference. 

"We the General Mission 
Board, ask General Conference 
to so decide, that said Board 
does not make private loans to 
individuals." 
Signed — 
Melvin Roesch, Chairman. 
Wm. Root, Secretary. 
Ray S. Shank, Treasurer. 



3. We, the Kansas City Dunkard 
Brethren Church do hereby 
petition General Conference 
through District Meeting of Dis- 
trict No. 3, to instruct the 
various boards who have loaned 6. 
to Brethren, to cease charging 
interest on same. See Ex.22; 25, 
Lev. 25:36-37, Deut. 23:19-20, 
Neh. 5:7-10, Ps. 15:5, Luke 6: 
34-35. 

Action by District Meeting of 
the 3rd District. Passed to Gen- 
eral Conference. 

4. We, the Third District petition 7. 
General Conference of 1953 that 
the 1954 General Conference be 
held in our District. 

Action by District Meeting of 
the 3rd District. Passed to 
General Conference. 



5. In order that we, as a Brother- 
hood, may be united in the 
practice of the Church coming 
forward and receiving members 
by the right hand of fellowship 
and Salutation of the Holy 



Kiss: We, the Orion Congrega- 
tion ask General Conference of 
1953 through District Confer- 
ence, that members present ex- 
press Christian courtesy and 
bond of love by coming forward 
and thus receiving them on the 
following occasions: 

1. On coming out from the 
Baptismal waters. 

2. Upon being accepted for 
membership from other de- 
nominations. 

3. Upon being reconciled into 
fellowship, after acknowl- 
edgment of sin. 

4. Upon being ordained into 
official position as Elder or 
installed as a minister or 
deacon. 

Action by District Meeting. 
Passed to General Conference. 

We, the Orion Congregation 
request General Conference 
through District Conference to 
adopt the following: To avoid 
confusion and misunderstanding 
the King James Version of the 
Bible be read in Church and 
Sunday School services. 

Action by District Meeting, 
Passed to General Conference. 

The Bethel, Pa., Congregation, 
Dunkard Brethren Church, asks 
General Conference, through 
District Meeting of the First 
District, to pass that no Elder 
be elected as presiding elder, of 
any congregation, without the 
majority of the votes, of mem- 
bers present, at the time of 
election. 

Answer by District Meeting. 
Passed to General Conference. 



8. We, the Bethel, Pa., Congre- 



BIBLE MONITOR 17 

gation, Dunkard Brethren trees Set OUt aS an orchard. 
Church, ask General Conference QftentimeS tliev are SCt in 
of 1953, through District M^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ 

mg, to change or amend Nos. 3 , ^ , i *= ^ ^ ^ .^ 

and 5, under NEW BUSINESS, down the uneven face of the 
page 20 of 1950 Minutes, so as land. Too, you See many of 
to allow good, loyal, faithful them growing individually. 

and true officials maintain their rpj^g ^^^^^^ ^^^^ fifteen to 
official capacity as follows: ;^. ^^ ^^.^^^ The leaveS 
Elders as Ministers only; Minis- « "^ t ,° 
ters and Deacons to be taken of an olive tree are Very 
into our number who have been similar to the leaVCS of a 
true to their calling in the willov/. The Upper SUrface 
churches that had the Faith ^f ^i-^g jg^f jg colored a dull 
shnilar to ours, by renewing ^^^ The Under side of the 

their vows m the calling to f „ . ., ^^„ , 

which they have been called. I leaf IS Silvery. When the 

Answer by District Meeting iwind bloWS, the changing 

No. 1 : Approved, sent to Gen- color of the leaves makes the 
erai Conference. trees attractive to the eye. 

Many of the older olive 
trees seem to be standing on 
legs. The heart of the tree, 
or trunk dies. Many sturdy 
roots grov/ out from the side 
r.1 ^ OA rp. rM- rp of the tree, above ground, 
Chapter 30. The Olive Tree, ^hen take root. The bark of 
In traveling from Bethany | the older trees is very rough 
to Hebron, as well as over. and shaggy. Olive trees 
the most of Palestine, one | grow to a tremenduous age. 
sees many olive trees. The | For instance, there are 
olive tree is native to Pales- j several growing in the Gar- 
tine and is very, very old. It , den of Gethsemane reputed 
dates back to the flood injto be over 2,700 years old. 
Noah's time. We read in i They are very much alive 
Genesis 8:11, "And the doveland thrifty today. Further 
cam.e into him in the eve- 1 reference to the Garden of 
ning; and, lo, in her mouth | Gethsemane will be made in 
was an olive leaf plucked another chapter 



TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 

Paul R. Myers 



off; so Noah knew that the 
waters were abated from off 
the earth." 



The olive tree is started 
by setting out cuttings. Wild 
olive trees will not bear good 



Often you will see olive olives, so graftings from a 



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productive tree must be I 
made. We have the same 
spiritual application refer- 
red to by the Apostle Paul. 
(Read Romans 11th chap- 
ter.) 

It takes seven to eight 
years for an olive tree to 
reach the bearing stage. 
From then on it will continue 
to bear for several hundred 
years and often longer. They 
produce one crop every two 
years. The alternate year, 
the tree rests. Large olive 
trees produce enough olives 
to make from twelve to 
fifteen gallons of oil per 
bearing season. 

The olive groves are 
guarded near and during the 
time of harvest. Harvesting 
begins in October and runs 
through November. The 
trees are shaken and clubbed 
with poles. The olives are 
then gathered off the 
ground, and are either car- 
ried in baskets or hauled in 
carts from off the orchard. 
Pickers never attempt to 
completely strip the trees. 
Some olives are always left 
remaining for the poor who 
have the privilege to glean, 
same as in the vineyards or 
wheat fields. 

To gather the olive crop is 
a long hard, cold and wet 
process. October and No- 



vember are two of their 
wintry months. Rain and 
cold winds make it unpleas- 
andt to gather, but it must 
be done then in order to pre- 
serve the crop. 

They put the olive to as 
practical a use as they do the 
palm tree. Olive oil is their 
substitute for butter and 
lard. Much of their cooking- 
is done in olive oil. They 
use the oil for fuel in their 
lamps, just as they did in 
Bible times. 

In Jesus' teaching of the 
parable of the ten virgins, 
five were wise and five were 
foolish. Why were they 
foolish? They were out of 
oil. Matt. 25:8, "And the 
foolish said unto the wise, 
give us of your oil; for our 
lamps are gone out." W^hile 
they were gone to buy oil, 
the bridegroom came, and 
the foolish virgins were 
without. It is without ques- 
tion, the oil Jesus referi-ed 
to was olive oil. 

One of our local guides in 
Palestine made a find. Ex- 
cavation operations are con- 
tinually going on in Pales- 
tine. Our government and 
the British government 
1 along with others are spend- 
ing much money in these 
excavation undertakings. 
They not only are excavat- 



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19 



iiig^ but they are making 
valuable finds. 

xA.t such a recent excava- 
tion, the guide referred to 
obtained a quantity of old 
clay lamps. He gave each of 
us one. Each one shows 
definite signs of having 
been used. They are re- 
puted to be of the original 
lamps like Jesus referred to 
in the above parable. 

They are m.ade of burnt 
clay. They are oval in 
shape to fit the hand. They 
are about three to four 
inches long and two to two 
and a half inches wide at 
their widest part. They are 
about an inch high and are 
hollow to hold the oil. There 
are two holes in the top of 
the lamp. One hole is about 
an inch in diameter. Here is 
v/here the lamp was filled 
with oil. At the end of the 
lamp, a small hole accommo- 
dates a wick which fed the 
oil to the flame. There are 
burnt spots and blackened 
spots around the wick end 
which indicates they have 
been in service. We were 
very pleased to be able to 
obtain one as a momento. 

The olives are pressed for 
their oil twice. The first 
pressing yields the best oil. 
In the second pressing, the 
oil is not so pure, hence not 



so valuable. It is this oil 
that is used for soap making. 

Some places in Palestine 
they many use modern 
presses. The old way, and 
still used today, is to put 
the olives in an hollowed out 
place in a rock. Here the oil 
is tread out and drawn from 
the depression of the rock, 
Haggai 2:16. 

Much olive oil is exported 
which provides another 
'source of income for the 
i people of Palestine. 
i The olive tree is mention- 
ed many times in the old 
testament and several times 
!in the new. Seeing the 
I things in reality, referred to 
in God's Word makes His 
jWord become life. 

(To be continued.) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 



THE GOOD OLD HYMNS 



There's a lot of music in 'em — 



I The hymns of long ago, 

j And when some grey-haired brother 

I Sings the ones I used to know, 

I I sorter v/ant to take a hand, 
I think of days gone by, 

"On Jordan's stormy banks I stand 

And cast a wistful eye!" 
There's lots of music in "em — 

Those dear sweet hymns of old, 
With visions bright, of lands of 
light 

And shining street of gold; 
And I hear 'em ringing — singing. 

Where mem'ry, dreaming, stands, 
"From Greenland's icy mountains 



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To India's coral strands." 

They seem to sing forever 

Of brighter, sweeter days, 
When the lilies of the love of God 

Bloomed white all the way. 
And I want to hear their music 

From the old-time meetin's rise; 
Till "I can read my title clear 

To mansions in the skies." 

We never needed singin' books 

In them old days we knew, 
The words, the tunes of everyone 

The dear old hymn book through! 
We didn't have no trumpets then. 

No organs built for show, 
We only sang to please the Lord, 

"From whom all blessings flow." 

An' as I leave the good old hymns, 
And when my time shall come — 
Before the light has left men 

And my singing lips are dumb, 
If I can hear 'em sing them then, 

I'll pass without a sigh 
To "Canaan's fair and happy land. 
Where my possessions lie." 

— Author not known. 

Sel. by Ruth Snyder, 

R. 2, Oakland, Md. 



I AM HAPPY IN MY SAVIOUR 



I am happy in my Saviour 

For I know that He is near; 
And I know that I can trust Him 

For I know that He will hear 
I am happy in my Saviour 

For I hear Him say to me 
Take my yoke upon you daily 

And learn to follow me. 

I am happy in my Saviour 
For I'm walking by His side; 

And I know that He is with me, 
When I in His will abide. 

I am happy in my Saviour 
S And I know that He will go 
[With me down through the valley 

! Of death's dark vale below. 

» 

, I am happy in my Saviour 
i For I have hope beyond the grave 
[And I know that Jesus loves me, 
I For He died my soul to save. 

Oh how much I love my Saviour 
No human tounge can tell, 

For my Saviour died to save me 
And to rescue me from hell. 

Oh I want to follow Jesus 
In all His appointed way; 

And then at last to meet Him, 
In heaven some sweet, glad day. 
Box 34, Potsdam, Ohio. 



By J. P. Robbins 



I am happy in my Savior 
I am happy all the day; 

For I know that He is with me, 
Will be with me all the way. 

I am happy in my Savious 
For He leads me every day; 

Into fields of green pastures 
And waters by the way. 

I am happy in my Saviour 
For He all my needs supplies, 

From His rich store-house In heaven 
And on Him my soul relies. 



CHURCH COWS 



E. R. Storms 



As I drive along the read 

Many things I see; 
Yonder are a dozen cows 

'Neath a maple tree. 
While the fiery sun above 

Glows in burning heat. 
There they lie and chew their cud 

In contentment sweet. 

As I sit in church sometimes, 
Something there I see 



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21 



That reminds me of the cows 

'Neath the maple tree: 
Men and women, boys and girls, 

People here and there, 
Jaws a-moving just like cows — 

No difference, I declare. 

There's no sin in chewing gum, 

Guess it isn't wrong, j 

But there are some places where } 

It surely don't belong. 
Chew it here and chew it there, 

Any place you roam; 
But when you go to church, my 
friends, 

Leave your gum at home. 

Just imagine how we'd look 

In the world to come. 
Talking to our blessed Lord, 

Mouths a-ful of gum. 
Guess it's just a habit here. 

But it's out of place — 
Say! let's stop a-chewing gum 

In God's house of grace! 

Sel., The Gospel Herald. 



LIFE'S JOURNEY 



Ethel Strycker 



Life, 'tis true, is but the starting 

Of a trip we all must take; 
Some will travel in their pullman, 

Some must work and save and 
scrape. 
Some will see and love the beauty 

Of the pictures God has made. 
When He placed the wondrous 
scenery 

'Long the road that He has laid. 

Just a word, a smile, a handclasp 

For someone who needs a friend; 
'Twill help them to bear their 
burden 
'Till they reach their journey's 
end. 



So the sick, the poor, the rich, the 
well, 

Must all take this same train, 
Put trust in God and do their best, 

If a future home they'd gain. 

So when our trip is ended, 

The goodbyes have been said, 
Let us drop a tear for the living. 

Let few fall for the dead: 
They have finished their journey. 

While ours has just begun, 
Hope they have found love and 
peace and rest — 

Our race must yet be run. 

Life they say is what we make it, 

And if heaven be our aim. 
We must cling to hope in transit 

If a future home we'd gain. 
So let us be traveling onward. 

Putting faith in God above — 
He will guide our train home safely, 

For the pilot's name is Love. 
Sel. by Ruth Wilson. 



THE VALUE OF A SMILE 



The test that goes the farthest 
Toward making life worth while, 

That costs the least, and does the 
most. 
Is just a pleasant smile. 

The smile that bubbles from the 
heart. 
That loves its fellowmen, 
Will drive away the clouds of 
gloom 
And coax the sun again. 

It's full of worth, and goodness, too, 
With human kindness bent. 

It's worth a million dollars — 
And it doesn't cost a cent. 

There is no room for sadness 
Where we see a cheery smile, 

It always has the same good look 
It's never out of style. 



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It nerves us on to try again 
When failure makes us blue; 

The dimples of encouragement 
Are good for me and you. 

It pays a higher interest, 

For it is merely lent, 
It's worth a million dollars— 

And it donesn't cost a cent. 

A smile comes easily enough, 

A twinkle in the eye; 
It's natural, and does more good 

Thany any long-drawn sigh. 

It touches on the heart strings 
Till they quiver blithe and long, 

And always leaves an echo 
That is very like a song. 

So smile away! Folks understand 

What by a smile is meant; 
It's worth a million dollars — 
And it doesn't cost a cent. 
Sel. by Jeannette Poorman, 
Pioneer, Ohio. 



'Please know her by her bonnet 
I plain 

'She looks so fair yet not in vain. 
j She is so pure and shall be given 
JThe best of all, a home in heaven. 



DEDICATED TO A SISTER 



Dr. J. S. Dorsey 



Who is the fairest girl on earth 
She who owns the spirit's worth; 
She whose spirit's free from strife, 
She who lives the purest life. 

Among the world's vast giddy 

throng, 
This fairest maid does not belong; 
Dressed so plainly, looks so sweet. 
When passing on the crowded street. 

She chooses not the worldly throng 
But to the "Brethren" does belong. 
And you will surely ever find, 
A voice that's sweet, a heart that's 
kind. 



SONG OF THE RYE 



I was made to be eaten, 

And not to be drank; 
To be thrashed in a barn, 

Not soaked in a tank. 
I come as a blessing 

When put through a mill. 
As a blight and a curse 

When run through a still. 

Make me up into loaves. 

And your children are fed. 
But if into drink, 

I'll starve them instead. 
In bread I'm a servant. 

The eater shall rule; 
In drink I am master 

The drinker a fool. 



WOULD YOU? 



your 



Would you fear to have 
windows open 

Three times each day, 
If sinners saw that you were kneel- 
ing 

Three times to pray? 
Would you offer up a bold petition. 

If well you know 
That awful den of roaring lions 

Awaited you 

The lesson taught is not to offer 

A world-wide prayer; 
'Tis duty first, and then 

The promise of heavenly care. 



If all good people were clever, 
And all clever people were good, 
The world would be nicer than ever 
We thought that it possibly could. 



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23 



But somehow, 'tis seldom or never 
The tv/o hit it off as they should; 
The good are so harsh to the clever, 
The clever so rude to the good. 



The King of love my Shepherd is, 
Whose goodness faileth never; 
I nothing lack if I am His, 
And He is mine forever. 

In death's dark vale I fear no ill 
With the, dear Lord, beside me; 
Thy rod and staff my comfort still 
Thy cross before to guide me. 



"Let 

your 



Little deeds of kindness, 
Little v/ords of love 
HgIo to make earth happy 
Like the heaven above. 



JUNE DAILY BIBLE READING 



Theme, Sin 



Memory verse, Rom. 14:23, "And 

he that doubteth is damned if he 
because he eateth not of faith: 
v.-hatsoever is not of faith is 



Memory verse I John 5:17, "All 
unrighteousness is sin: and there 
is a sin not unto death. 

Sun. 14—1 Kings 8:44-57. 

Mon. 15— Isa. 53. 

Tues. 16— Rom. 3:19-31. 

Wed. 17—1 John 1. 

Thurs. 18— Rom. 7:7-25. 

Fri. 19— Heb. 3:7-19. 

Sat. 20— Matt. 15:10-21. 
Memory verse, Rom. 6:12, 
not sin therefore reign in 
mortal body, that ye should obey it 
in the lusts thereof." 

Sun. 21 — James 1:12-22. 

Mon. 22—1 Cor. 15:12-35. 

Tues. 23— Heb. 12:1-9. 

Wed. 24— John 15:17-27. 

Thurs. 25— Jer. 14:7-17. 

Fri. 26—11 Thess. 2. 

Sat. 27— Eccl. 2:12-26. 
Memory verse, Rom. 6:23, "For the 
wages of sin is death; but the gift 
of God is eternal life through Jesus 
Christ our Lord." 

Sun. 28— Luke 9:18-28. 

Mon. 29 — Joshua 7:6-16. 

Tues. 30— Rom. 5. 



eat, 
for 
sin, 



Mon. 1— Deut. 26:10-19. 

Tues. 2— Job 35. 

Wed. 3— Psa. 51:1-16. 

Thurs. 4— Psa. 69:1-17. 

Fri. 5— Psa. 103:1-13. 

Sat. 6— Prov. 14:1-17. 
Memory verse, I John 3:4, "Who- 
soever committeth sin trangresseth 
also the law: for sin is the trans- 
gression of the law." 

Sun. 7— Prov. 24:1-12. 

Mon. 8— Prov. 11:1-22. 

Tues. 9— Isa. 1:10-21. 

Wed. 10— Gen. 6:1-9. 



Thurs. 11- 



Fri. 
Sat. 



12- 
,13- 



-Rom. 14:14-23. 
-I Sam. 12:16-25. 
-James 4:8-17. 



ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 
LESSONS 

Apr. 5 — ^Easter — Christ the First- 
fruits From the Dead. I 
Cor. 15:1-25. 

Apr. 12— The Test of Obedience and 
True Religion. James 1: 
17-27. 

Apr. 19— The Test of True Brother- 
ly Love. James 2:1-13. 

Apr. 21— Faith Without Works is 
Dead. James 2:14-26. 

May 3 — The Tongue, an Unruly 
Evil. James 3:1-18. 

May 10— Mother's Day — Strength 
and Honor are a Good 
Mother's Clothing. Prov. 
31:10-31. 

May 17 — We Cannot Join Hands 
with the World. James 4: 
1-16. 



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May 
May 
June 
June 
June 
June 



24 — Be Certain it is the Lord's 

Will. James 4:11-17; 5:1-6. 
31 — Anoint the Sick. James 5: 

7-20. 
7 — A Tried Faith is of Great 

Value. I Pet. 1:1-12. 
14 — ^Love One Another With a 

Pure Heart. I Pet. 1:13-25. 
21 — Jesus is Precious to the 

Believer. I Pet. 2:1-12. 
28 — The Vicarious Suffering of 

Christ. I Pet. 2:13-25. 



PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL 
LESSONS 



Apr. 
Apr. 
Apr. 
Apr. 
May 
May 

May 
May 

May 

June 

June 
June 
June 



5 — ^Easter — ^Jesus Lives, Matt. 

28:1-10. 
12 — Abraham, a Kind Uncle. 

Gen. 13:1-17. 
19 — Abraham, Kind to Guests. 

Gen. 18:1-8. 
26— Rebekah at the Well. Gen. 

24:1-20, 58, 66, 67. 
3— A Father Who Loved His 

Son. Gen. 33:1-4; 37:1-4. 
10— Joseph a Man Who Loved 

His Family. Gen. 42:1-6; 

45:6-11. 
17 — Moses and the Shepherd's 

Daughters. Ex. 2:15-25. 
24 — (Review) Learning to Be 

Kind. Isa. 63:7; Col. 3: 

12-17. 
31— A Man Who Obeyed the 

Voice of God. Ex. 3:1-10; 

4:18-23 27-31. 
7 — ^People Who Followed God's 

Direction. Ex. 4:18; 5:1; 

13:17-22. 
14 — People Who Followed God's 

Directions. Ex. 16:4, 14-31. 
21— Moses Tells About God's 

Laws. Ex. 20:3-17. 
28 — (Review) Learning to be 

Obedient. Eph. 6:1-9. 



*•«***** 



BIBLE STUDY BOARD 



Elzie Weimer, Chairman. 
Vem Hostetler, Secretary. 
Ben Klej^nger, Treasurer. 
Ammon Keller. 
Howard Surbey. 



OFFICIAL DIRECTORY 



Board of Publication 

Harry Andrews, Chairman, 

R. 1, Grandview, Mo. 
O. T. Jamison, Vice Chairman, 

Quinter, Kans. 
Paul R. Myers, Secretary, 

Box 117, Greentown, Ohio. 
Roscoe Q. E. Reed, Treasurer, 

Snowville, Va. 
James Keggerreis, 

R. 1, Strausstown, Pa. 
Howard J. Surbey, 

North Canton, Ohio. 
Ex-Ofhcio. 



Board of TrKsteets 

Lawrence Kreider, Chairman, 
R. 1, Ex. 176, Clayton, Ohio. 

A. G. Fahnestocfe, Secretary, 
R. R. 3, Lititz, Pa. 

David F. Ebling, Treasurer, 
Bethel, Pa. 



General Mission Board 

Melvin Roesch, Chairman, 

174 Clinton St., 
Wauseon, Ohio. 
Wm. Root, Secretary, 

1007 Main St., 

Great Berwl, Kans. 
Ray S. Shank, Treasurer, 

216 W. Marble St., 
Mechaniosburg, Pa. 
David F. Ebling, 

Bethel, Pa. 
Herbert Parker, 

R. 2. Arcanum, Ohio. 
W. S. Reed, 

Waukee, Iowa. 
Galen Harlacher, 

Newberg, Ore. 
W. E. Bashor, 

Turlock, Calif. 



All contributions to tli€ 
various boards should be made 
out to the Treasury, but sent 
to the Secretary for his 
records. 



BIBLE MONITOR 



Vol. XXXI 



June 1, 1953 



No. 11 



"For the faith once for all delivered to the Saints. 



OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and 
Scriptural in practice. 



OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
the world and preach the gospei. 



OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



CHURCH LIFE motive, a higher goal. The 

man of God has learned of 

"For the love of money is I the folly and shortcoming of 
the root of all evil: which I carnal nature and craves 
while some coveted after, ! something more certain and 
they have erred from the I that which will lead deeper 
faith, and pierced themselves in ^ife and on into eternity. 



through with many sorrows. 
But thou, man of God, 
flee these things ; and follow 
after righteousness, godli- 
ness, faith, love, patience 



Either carnal or spiritual 
life is too complicated to be 
able to serve both. We might 
try to serve both for a short 
time but eventually the one 



meekness. Fight the goodjwill win out and we will be 



fight of faith, lay hold on 
eternal life, whereunto thou 
art also called, and hast pro- 
fessed a good profession be- 
fore many witnesses," I Tim. 
6:10-11. 

The carnal nature craves 
after wealth, honor, esteem 
and adoration. This can be 
seen in human nature even 



ruled by one domineering 
purpose in life. Our text 
tells us if we love and covet 
after money, we will err 
from the faith. This is true 
of uor loving and coveting 
after any of the cravings of 
carnal nature. 

Godly life, true church life, 
is a busy life and too full of 



from a child. Anything along duties to allow for carnal 
thisi line is easily cultivated 'nature. We must flee carnal 
in the human being because ' nature and follow after 
this is according to carnal righteousness, that which is 
nature. The regenerated right in the sight of God. 
man or woman has a higher Godliness, God-like, having 



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the same purpose and aim Church life. Our wealth 
that God has; using our may be in things of this 
talents and opportunities in world, our talents or our 
Godly ways. Faith^ taking abilities. This world is full 
God at His Word, depending of poor who need material 
and submitting unto God aiid help. This world is full of 
His will. Love, concern and ignorance Vv-hich those of 
adoration for others and for ability and talent can lead to 
God; true love goes deep better . understanding. God 
and is not easily side-track- has endov^ed us v/ith talents 
ed. Patience, a characteris-' beyond our expectation, will 
tic that modern life is fast v/e use them for His purpose 
losing, continuing in what and according to His rules or 
we know to be right and will we waste them? 



willing to wait for that 
which we rightly deserve 



In summary according to 
our text; the Church life is 



Meekness, a meek and 'concerned and willing to 
humble spirit will submit work for the salvation of 
willingly unto God's will and men. Church life must con- 
will not be easily provoked, form to God's Holy Word or 

However we must be it will be in vain. True 
strong in the faith and strive church life is concerned 
for it. We must labor and about living peaceable, Godly 
strive for eternal life accord- and honest among all men 
ing to the rules, God has with whom we associate. 

commanded in His Word.i 

Our life will strive toward | Vv^HAT VfILL OUR 
holiness, be under self-con- 1 ANSWER BE? 

trol and be modest and sub-; 

missive unto the wishes of Thornton Mellott 

others. A meek and submis- 
sive spirit will be the rule of; ''But sanctify the Lord 
our life rather than, a proud, God in your hearts : and be 
selfish spirit filled with ready always to give an 
hatred. We will strive con- answer to eyevy man that 
tinually to bear the fruit of asketh you a reason of the 
the Spirit, where-ever we go hope that is in you with 
and what-ever we do. meekness and fear," I Peter 

Those of wealth have 3:15. "I wih speak of thy 
great opportunities i n testimonies also before 



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kings, and will not be 
ashamed," Pslams 119:46. 
''For I am not ashamed of 
the gospel of Christ; for it 
is the power of God unto sal- 
vation to every one that be- 
lieve th," Rom. 1:16. "To be 
asham.ed is not to take God 
at His word," Acts 17:11. 

Let us search the scrip- 
tures as the Berean Breth- 
I'en did, they searched the 
Scriptures daily to see if 
those things v/ere so that 
Paul and Silas preached. Let 
us search the scriptures, so 
we may give a Bible answer 
of the hope that is within us, 
without fear, "Trust in the 
Lord." Jer. 17:5. "Cursed 
be the man that trusteth in 
man, and maketh flesh his 
arm, and whose heart sep- 
arateth from the Lord." 
"Let 3^ou speech be always 
with grace, seasoned with 
salt, that ye may knov/ how 
to answer every man," Col. 
4:6. 

So let us be always ready to 
give a Bible reason for the 
hope within us. If I was to 
ask you why you do not 
wear plain clothing, what 
would be your answer? The 
answer why we should is 
found in Rom. 12:2, I Tim. 
2:9-10, I Pet. 3:3-5. We can 
be if v>^e choose, as the five 
wise virgins, by being ready 



to give an answer of the 
hope that is within us with- 
out fear of contradiction. Or 
we can be as the five foolish 
virgins by not being ready. 
"Trust in the Lord with all 
of thine heart; and lean not 
unto thine own understand- 
ing," Prov. 3:5. 

They had many things in 
the Old Testament which 
'are not allowed now. They 
had them but God never ap- 
proved of them. Such as: 
! Musical insrtuments, wear- 
ling of gold and silver, the 
I harlots shingled their hair, 
■and some men had many 
wives. We are told in God's 
.word that many of the 
'wealthy people had many 
wives, and concubines. God 
'never approved of them, and 
imany other things they did 
'were never approved of. 
I I wish to give you a few of 
I the reasons why I belong to 
t h e Dunkard Brethren 
Church. First, she holds up 
all the Nev\^ Testament doc- 
trine. 

Second, they teach it in 
full. Matt. 28:20 and II Tim. 
1:2. 

Third, because they bap- 
tize by triune immersion, 
Matt. 28:19. 

Fourth, because they bap- 
tize by a forward motion, 
Rom. 6:5. 



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; Sixteenth, they are oppos- 

Fifth, for the remission of ed to resistance"^ and blood- 
sins. Acts 2:38. shed, John 18:36, but favor 

Sixth, by laying on of the doing good to all men. Matt. 
hands of those baptized and 5:44-46. 
asking for the gift of the^ Dear readers, these are 
Holy Ghost, Acts 19:5-6. 'some of the things we hold 

Seventh, because they sacred as recorded in God's 
follow the example and com- word which most all 
mands of Christ of washing churches in time past also 
feet, John 13:4-17. held sacred. Why don't they 

Eighth, they observe the today? Has God changed 
Lord's Supper, at night. His plan? He tells us. His 

Ninth, at the same time word is forever settled in 
they tarry one for another, heaven, Jer. 6:16, "Thus 
I Cor. 2:33-34. isaith the Lord, Stand ye in 

Tenth, they take the com- the way, and walk therein, 
munion after supper, the and ye shall find rest for 
bread and the wine as the your souls. But they said, 
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Have we not people today life ; and they that have done 
saying this very thing, we evil unto the resurrection of 
will not walk therein. They damnation." This is the last 
say there are many of the resurrection. Matt. 25:31, 
things those old Dunkards read to the end of the 
observe which are non- chapter, when the Son of 
essential. man shall come in His glory, 

What is our answer going and sitting upon the throne 
to be when we come before of His glory. He shall gather 
the Judge of all the earth, before Him all nations; He 
who tells us His words are shall separate them as a 
going to be our Judge. Rom. shepherd separateth the 
14:11, "For it is written, as Isheep from the goats. He 
live, saith the Lord, every will put the sheep on the 
knee shall bow to me, and right hand, and say to them, 
every tongue shall confess to ye blessed of my father, in- 
God. V. 12, So then every herit the kingdom prepared 
one of us shall give account for you from the foundation 
of himself to God." Matt, of the world. He will place 
12:36-37, "But I say unto the goats on the left, and say 
you, that every idle word unto them. Depart from me 
that men shall spN3ak, they ye cursed into everlasting- 
shall give account thereof in punishment prepared for the 
the day of judgment. For by devil and his angels. You 
the words thou shall be con- 1 will find the answer they 
demned." How are we going give, this is the last and 
to ansv/er if we do not live final judgment, 
up to the teachings of ouri Rev. 20:12, "And I saw the 
Lord, and Savior Jesus dead, small and great, stand 
Christ. Christ sayeth, he before God; and the books 
that saith he loveth me and were opened: and another 
doth not the things I say is book was opened, which is 
a liar. jthe book of life : and the dead 

John 5:28-29, "Marvel not | were judged out of those 
at this: for the hour is com-! things which were written 
ing in the which all that are in the books, according to 
in the grave shall hear his their works. V. 13-14, "And 
voice, and shall come forth; the sea gave up the dead 
they that have done good, which were in it; and death 
unto the resurrection of and hell delivered up the 



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dead which were in them : only be for warning as Paul 

and they were judged every says, My Children. 

man according to their Needmore, Pa. 

works and death and hell I 

were cast into the lake ofj PHILOSOPHY 

fire. This is the second^ ~~ 

death. And whosoever was \ William N. Kinsley 
not found written in the ; 

book of life was cast into the The word philosophy 
lake of fire." So let us be meaning: a law, practical 
ready to give an answer wisdom, a love or desire for 
accoclring to God's Word. wisdom, education on the 
As we sing sometimes, 'things pretaining to nature, 
"When we m the judg- foi'titude in the fact of mis- 
ment stand, in that mighty fortune or suffering. The 
company and the Judge word fortitude meanrng: 
shall question us, Oh what The strength of mmd to 
shall our answer be?" What ^^eet or endure pam, adver- 
wiil our answer be if we are sity or peril, endurance. To 
not prepared? Let me ask study causes, principles, and 
you again, as I have asked realities of the natural and 
you before. Why you wear ^^o^al law. The reason on 
plain clothes, or why you '^'^'^Y subject. Calmness and 
don't wear plain clothing? patience under ail circum- 
I have heard it said som.e are stances, 
too poor to wear plain James 4, Let patience have 
clothes, is that a Bible an- her perfect work, that ye 
swer? Some of those poor may be perfect and entire, 
people are not too poor to go wanting nothing. If any 
to the beauty parlor and lack wisdom, let him ask of 
have their hair shorn, and God that giveth to all men 
fixed up in the latest styles liberally. So we conclude 
every few v/eeks. Then say we need patience, wisdom, 
they are too poor to wear knowledge, understanding, 
plain clothing. What is our endurance, sound reasoning, 
. , , . , 1 , moderation, and a strong 
answer going to be m that ^^-^^^ p^'^1 ^^ Timothv, 

day of all days. If God per- therefore be strong in the 
mits me to write another grace that is in Christ Jesus, 
time in the Monitor it will endure hardness as a good 



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soldier of Jesus Christ. | regulation. An order of 

II Tim. 1 :7, "For God hath! things. As to the laws of 
not given us the spirit of | nature or what God has set 
fear, but of power, and of jin order. So it behooves us 
love and of a sound mind."; if we expect to fulfill our 
The apostle was one of the | calling and election sure, we 
greatest philosopher that 'must becom.e as clay in the 
we have record of, save Jesus potter's hands and be made 
Christ, that ever lived onia vessel to honour. II Tim. 
earth. He cultivated his lifei2:15, "Study to show thyself 
in a practical way to become 'approved unto God, a work- 
a vessel to honour, to the will man that needeth not to be 
of the Lord and to ansv/er I ashamed, rightly dividing 
the purpose of his calling.; the word of truth." 
Thereby he became a great! Still we have people de- 
philosopher, teacher, evan-lnouncing working or work, 
gelist, example and mission- 1 They think grace does it 
ary, and yet just an humble all. It takes effort on our 
man. jpart, He gives us strength 

He calls himself a prisoner and wisdom, and it then be- 
of the Lord. When he was 'comes our duty to properly 
on his way, he was converted, use it for His cause and pur- 
in a miraculous way by the pose. It takes cultivation. 
Lord. He changed his course The first man, Adam, had 
and walked in newness of his duty to perform to take 
life and no more by his 'care of that garden, where- 
natural sight, but by faith 'in God placed him. Through 
and under the influence and disobedience he lost that 
guidance of the Holy Spirit, 'paradise, and was made to 
thereby became one of the suffer and repent to ever 
greatest philosophers the 'get back. So we have some- 
world ever knew. j thing to do. Some just make 
God created men to be in- 'light of do, do. They claim 
telligent, useful, and obedi-jthey were saved by grace, 
ent to His law. Law mean- j No work to do, just wait and 
ing: a rule of action and | idle their time away till 
conduct, a legal profession, i Jesus calls them, for they 
a scientific statement, the are purified and sanctified, 
v/ill of God. Also m.ay be a; Satan is very busy to try 
code, decree, principal or and sidetrack the believers. 



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To get them on the broad James 3:13, "Who is a 
road. If we expect a reward wise man and endued with 
we must labor and be fruit- knowledge among you ? Let 
ful bearing good fruit and him show out of a good con- 
thereby we become a philos- versation his works with 
opher, a witness, a mission meekness of v/isdom." If 
ary and a liberal being. Col. any man among you seem to 
3:14. "Above all these things be religious, and bridleth not 
put on charity, which is the his tongue, but deceiveth his 
bond of perfection. Let the own heart, this man's re- 
word of Christ dwell in you ligion is vain. If any man 
richly in all wisdow." I Cor. offend not in word, the same 
13:13, "Now abideth faith, is a perfect man, and able 
hope, charity, these three, also to bridle the whole 
but the greatest of these is body. He which converteth 
charity." I Tim. 1 :5, "Now the sinner from the error of 
the end of the command- his way shall save a soul 
ment is charity out of a pure from death, and shall hide a 
heart, and of a good con- multitude of sins. Ye should 
science, and of faith unf eign- show forth the praises of 
ed." II Tim. 2:22, "Follow him v/ho hath called you out 
righteousnses, faith, charity, of darkness into his marvel- 
peace, with them that call on lous light, and now have 
the Lord out of a pure obtained mercy. Unto you 
heart." Speak thou the therefore which believe. He 
things which become sound is precious, 
doctrine : To be sober, grave, I Pet. 4:8, "Above all 
temperate, sound in faith, in things have fervent charity 
charity, in patience. Luke among yourselves: For 
21:19, "In your patience charity shall cover the 
possess ye your souls." In multitude of sins." Keep 
order to have patience we yourselves in the love of 
must cultivate or overcome God, looking for the mercy 
this carnal nature. Unless of our Lord Jesus Christ 
we overcome the carnal unto eternal life. To him 
mind, we never can become a be glory, majesty, dominion 
vessel to honour, for the and power forever and ever. 
Master's use : or a philospher Rev. 2:19, "I know thy 
or be true to the name Chris- v>^orks, and charity and ser- 
tian. vice, and faith and thy 



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patience." To him that over- 
cometh will I give to eat of 
the hidden manna. Rev. 14 : 
12-13, "Here is the patience 
of the saints: here are they 
that keep the command- 
ments of God, nda the faith 
of Jesus . . . blessed are the 
dead which die in the Lord 
from henceforth: yea, saith 
the Spirit, that they may 
rest from their labors: and 
their works do follow them." 

Work for the night is coming, 
Work through the sunny noon: 
Fill brightest hours with labor, 
Work, for daylight flies. 
Work till the day grows brighter, 

Work in the glowing sun: 
Work while the day is darkening, 
When man works no more. 

Hartvlile, Ohio. 



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You v/ill remember the notice in 
the Monitor, July 15, 1952, regard- 
ing the photograph of the Annual 
Conference held at New Enterprise, 
Bedford county. Pa., in May 1877. 
I have these pictures now ready for 
disposal. 



Do all peoples have sources 
from which a knowledge of 
God may be derived? 

We believe that there can 
be only one answer, yes. 
The first source is that of 
creation. Every human be- 
ing has the knowledge of 
God through creation, Psa. 
19:1-4, Acts 17:24, 27; Rom. 
1 :19-20. Aristotle said, "God 
having become unseen to 
every mortal nature, 
through his works is seen." 

The second source is that 
of tradition. Every nation 



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has its tradition of the Deity, sense of a divine Creator and 
and were they truly accept- controller, Rom. 2:1-5. 



ed, there is enough in them 
to lead the soul to respect 
the claim of the Godhead, 



The sixth source is that of 
the Law. The Law, which 
is holy, just and good, was 



Rom. 17:28-29; Rom. 1:21, |the clear revelation of God 
25, 28, 32. Noah and his to Israel, of what and who 
family knevv' God, His judg-|He is and what He required 
ments and mercy. From his 'them to be, both in their re- 
sons. Ham, Shem, Japhethilation to Himself and to 
all nations have their origin; I their neighbors, Rom. 2:17, 
and their present idolatry iS|29; 3:1-2. 
the result of not liking to: The seventh source is that 
keep God in their knov/ledge.lof the Gospel In the Gospel 

The third source is nature. ^ of our Lord Jesus Christ, we 
It is well to keep in mind, 'see by His teaching and life 
wrong-doing is an intrusion ' and by His Passion — that 
into human experience. Rom. ' He confirmed all previous 
2:14, I Cor. 11:14. It may revelations of the will of God 
have become accepted for and also set forth a more 
evil to be done but originally perfect way, Rom. 2:16; 
man was made by and pro- James 2:12. 
nounced by the Creator as Do all peoplse have all 
"very good." Gen. 1 :31. The seven of these distinct 
heathen sins against God, sources from which a knowi- 
but they know it and feel it. edge of God may be derived. 

The fourth source is thati Let us first consider the 
of conscience. God has en- so-called Christian Peoples, 
dowed every man with con- It is an obvious fact that the 
science, whereby he may so-called Christian peoples 
know right and wrong. We have enjoyed knowledge of 
are responsible for the way , God from all these seven dis- 
we educate our conscience, jtinct sources — creation, tra- 

The fifth sour^o is that of dition, nature, conscience, 
philosophy. Eacn or all of philosophy, law and Gospel, 
the many and varied inter- Those who have had the 
ests of philosophy tend to, wondrous privilege of hear- 
make one superior in knowl-ing and knowing the Gospel 
edge and true judgment;! of Christ will be judged by 
and must awaken in man a that high standard. 



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Now, let us consider the 
Jews. They admit enjoy^ 



eousness are chosen contrary 
to it, is sufficient witness to 



ment of the first six sources! the heathen's guilt of dis- 
of knowledge of God; but! obedience to the law which 
they do not receive the they are unto themselves. 
Gospel of the Lord Jesus' Rom. 2:14, The heathen also 
Christ, as the fullest and ^ admit the lavv^ of conscience 
final revelation fo God but as operative in their lives. 



rather the law received of 



This leads them to accuse 



God through Moses. There- others of wrong-doing and 
forCj the unenlightened .to excuse himself when he 
Jews, possessing the law and | does wrong. It also makes 
the prophets, must stand or I him ashamed of his vile 
fall by them .. | teachings, customs and prac- 

Finally, let us consider the tices, so that he seeks to hide 
heathen. The following five from others what he feels 
sources of knov/ledge are will be condemned. He thus 
possessed by the heathen declares that he allows what 
who have not heard of either he condemns, hence he is 
Moses or Jesus Christ, guilty of holding the truth 
Creation, with its world-, in unrighteousness. Lastly, 
wide testimony to the God-! Lastly, though they are not 
head, is an open book; and all, philosophers, there are 
he who bows down to any 'among the heathen those of 
created thing, or image is great ability, whose teach- 
disobedient to the heaven- ings are broadcast over the 
ly vision. Tradition, even in 'countries. They are then 
heathendom, declares that held responsible to act ac- 
we are the offspring of God ; ' cording to the measure of 
and he who likens the God- truth imparted by these 
head to man or any creature helps to their understanding, 
beneath him, is holding truth I Do the heathen peoples 
in unrighteousness. Nature, perish who do not have all 
of course is possessed by the seven of these distinct 
heathen in common with all j sources of knowledge of 
other members of the human God ? Who have never heard 
family ; and it cries out of Christ. ? 
against the abominable vio-! There is an emphatic 
lations of its dictates. That | "Yes!" regarding their lost- 
uncleanness and unright- ness, not howevr, merely be- 



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cause all seven sources of by superstition. Only the 
light were not being fully ap- Lord Jesus can change such 
predated nor again because a heart, 
they had not heard of Christ. We must not forget the 
They will be lost because of fact of the universality of 
their failure to live up to the ' Punishment, Rom. 2:11-14. 
light which they had. Punishment mya be of com- 

They are condemned paratively few stripes be- 
through the universality of cause of ignorance, but pun- 
knowledge. The wrath of ishment is still there. The Old 
God comes upon them not Testament confirms this and 
merely because they work the New Testament re- 
evil, but, more so, because affirms the same thought, 
they disobey the light and Luke 12:47-48, Psa. 62:12. 
knowledge which is given to Best of all, thanks be unto 
them. Rom. 1:18-42. Rom. God, there is the thought of 
1:25, 28, are not words of the universality of salvation, 
application to only those in Rom. 10:12-15. We often 
bygone days. Many folks in make a distinction between 
now-heathen lands are ac- home and foreign missions, 
tually much more double- Such must ever be thought 
dyed in their rebelliousness, of merely in geographical 

The evils mentioned in the not anthropological terms, 
following scriptures are that is, paganism may be 
common among heathen as next door. The blessed Lord 
is manifest to all who have came to seek and to save the 
lived among them." Mark 7: lost, and truly the heathens 
21-23; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5: are in that class, as has been 
3-6; II Thess. 1:8-9; Rev. 21: proved by the salvation of 
8; 22:15. Furthermore the many of them, 
natives of heathen lands! In conclusion, individually 
know that they are doing speaking, the degree of pun- 
wrong and do not deny it — to ishment to each individual 
not pay homage to the Crea- will be determined by God, 
tor, to lie, to steal, to murder, Rom. 2:5-16. The one great 
to get drunk, to have more sentence passed upon those 
than one wife. Their hearts who know not God is that 
are hard, black with hate, they shall be punished^with 
vile with sin, scathing with everlasting destruction from 
bitter unkindness, enslaved the presence of the Lord and 



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13 



the glory of his powre, II from Heaven above abide in 
Thess. 1:8-9; but they shall all who accept thee, 
each have their portion or| Then Lord help me to be 
degree of punishment, Luke ready, when thou doth come 
12:47-48; Luke 20:47; Heb.|for me. Oh help me to live 



10:29. 
Generally speaking, we see 



that gracious life for thee. 
Then help me to be found 
that not only will the faithful to Thee when Thou 
heathen be shut out from the ' doth come for me. 
blessedness of being forever | I long ever to be with the 
with the Lord ; but that they redeemed and Thee, through 
will be consigned to the same ' ail eternity, 
eternal abode as Satan where I What joy it will be to meet 
there is torment "day and; each other again and be 



night, forever and ever. 
Rev. 20:10. 

Hortatorily speaking, if 



with Thee. To sing and 
praise Thee through endless 
days, "Our Lord and King." 



we as Christians can give the i This my earnest prayer and 
Gospel to them and do not, I plea, Thy will be done till the 
then we contribute directly victory is won in me. 



to their damnation and be- 



Then help, I pray, each 



come a party to it. Gen. 4:9-; moment, each day, to be 
10; 42:21-22; Ezek. 3:17-21;! ready, when Thou doth come 
Acts 18:5-6. Let us help for me. 



them all we can, in every 
way we can, as long as we 



"Therefore be ye also 
ready: for in such an hour 



can. It is our responsibility as ye think not the son of 



to let no poor soul die with 
out the knowledge of Christ 
who offers "free salvation 
to all men and full salvation 
from all sin" as long as we 
can prevent their going out 
into eternity without Him. 
Goshen , Ind. 

A DAILY PRAYER 



C. M. Kintner 



May thy mercy and love 



man cometh," Matt. 24:44. 
Converse, Ind. 

TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 



Paul R. Myers 

Chapter 31. 
Bethlehem. Part I 

After leaving Hebron and 
seeing so many things refer- 
red to in the last few chap- 



14 



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ters, we approached Bethle- 
hem, the City of David. This 
city is set on a hill, also. It 
can be seen for quite some 
distance before arriving 
there. Bethlehem lies ap- 
proximately fifteen miles 
northeast of Hebron and five 
miles south of Jerusalem. 

Bethlehem is a very an- 
cient city. It has much 
Biblical significance. Boaz 
and Ruth lived in Bethlehem. 
We have recorded in the 
second chapter of Ruth how 
she gleaned for Boaz. We 
were afforded the opportun- 
ity to walk upon that field. 
It lies at the outskirts of 
Bethlehem. 

David was born in Bethle- 
hem, 1084 B. C, hence it be- 
ing called the city of David. 
It is called Bethlehem-Judah 
to distinguish it from the 
Bethlehem in Zebulun, Josh. 
19:15-16. Its olden name 
was Ephrath. 

Bethlehem was the home 
of Saul. The most important 
event that took place in 
Bethlehem pertaining to 
Christianity, was the birth 
of Jesus. One of the most 
interesting chapters of the 
New Testament is the 2nd 
chapter of Luke. Here we 
have recorded the birth of 
the Saviours of the world. 



When Christ took on flesh, 
came as a babe, wrapped in 
swaddling clothes. 

The Word states that there 
was no room for Him in the 
inn. Some commentaries 
think that the name of the 
inn was Chimham. That re- 
mains to be verified. We do 
find that He was laid in a 
manger. He was born in 
Bethlehem that starlight 
night over ninteen hundred 
years ago. 

We visited Bethlehem De- 
cember 24th, the day be- 
fore the commemoration of 
His birth. We were in the 
manger, supposedly the one 
where Christ was laid. 
Justin Martyr, writing about 
150 A. D. speaks of our 
Lord's birth as having taken 
place in a cave. Such is the 
place they point out as the 
manger. It is under ground, 
I formed largely of rock. This 
cave, along with a series of 
other caves consitituted the 
barn or stables for the pro- 
viding of shelter for the 
animals of the people who 
stayed at the inn. This rea- 
soning is in keeping with 
present day methods in and 
about Bethlehem. Many of 
the shelters for animals to- 
day are in caves. 

Helena, the mother of 



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15 



Constantine in A. D. 325 people could hardly wait for 
erected a church over the it to begin, 
manger, called the Church I Everywhere in Bethlehem, 
of the Nativity. There is soldiers were stationed. 
the Church of the Nativity! Jeeps and army equipment 
built over the manger today. 'were common. Approxi- 
Whether it is the samejmatelj^ every ten feet, on 
church is in dispute. The both sides of the principal 
church standing today is; streets, soldiers were posi- 
very large. It is built ofltioned. Everything was in 
stone and appparently is | readiness for the parade. 



very old. The fact that 
people living only three cen 



However, the street leading 
to the Church of the Nativ- 



turies after Christ was born, \ ity, the place where Jesus 
point this place out as the 'was born, on this twenty- 
actual place where Christ! fourth day of December was 
was born, makes it authentic. I entirely void of people, ex- 
Within the area pointed cept for the soldiers and our 
out as the manger where He! entourage. Apparently, even 
was laid, there remains noiin Bethlehem, today, they 
wood or evidence of a have no more room for Jesus 
manger, or feed rack or any j in their lives, than they had 
such thing. It appeared in the inn at the time of His 



more as a shrine, with many 
candles burnins:. We felt 



birth. 

Considering the 



manner 



close to Jesus as we entered, j in which the birth of Christ 
paused and prayed. This, is commercialized, the cele- 
room is down a flight ofjbrations in this country and 



steps, under the church of 
the Nativity. 

We were wonderfully dis- 
appointed in one thing, while 
in Bethlehem. Different re- 
ligions held a parade. Bands 
and orchestras played. Many 
bright colorful decorations 
abounded everywhere. The 
streets and housetops were 
packed with people viewing 
the parade. Hundreds of 



the expectation of gifts, I 
wonder if we commemorate 
His birth as we should. 

Many buildings were in 
ruin, windows were shot out 
of many houses and evid- 
ence of war were very 
prominent. This condition 
plus seeing so many soldiers 
with arms at their side did 
not seem like "Peace on 
earth, good will to men." 



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Christmas is highly com- 
mercialized in Bethlehem, 
also. Their merchants are 
hard to deal with, for several 
reasons. They have none of 
their merchandise priced or 
marked. That alone, leaves 
much room for variation in; 
price, the price depending 
largely on how eager you are 
to buy. 

Next, there is a difference 
in money exchange, which to 
the stranger is quite con- 
fusing. You give them 
American money and what 
they give you or how much 
in change is anybody's guess. 
Their stores are small. When 
we were there, they were 
full, crowded. Eight or ten 
men may be clerking in one 
small store. You may start 
to deal with one and before 
the sale is consumated, two 
or three clerks will have had 
a hand in the deal. 

Then, too, the difference 
in their and our language 
makes an obstacle not easily 
overcome. 

Naturally being in Bethle- 
hem the day before Christ- 
msa, we wanted to buy 
presents and souvenirs. We 
had quite a time. They sell 
their merchandise in reverse 
of our public auctions. In 
the United States the sales 
auctioneer starts with the 



lowest bid and calls for 
higher bids. 

There the first asking 
price is the highest. If you 
hesitate they voluntarily 
cut the price. Even if you 
do not want the article at 
any price, they will price it 
low, throw in something else 
to make a combination deal, 
anything to make a sale. 

If you leave a store with- 
out buying, and the clerk 
knew you were interested in 
an article, he will often 
follow you out of the store 
with the article in his hand. 
He even is not abashed to 
follow you into his competi- 
tor's store, or to your auto- 
mobile. He does not want to 
lose a single sale, neither 
does he want his competitor 
to have your business. They 
make every effort to sell to 
you at "your own price." It 
is difficult to just "look 
through a store." Much 
pressure is brought to bear 
to cause you to spend money 
with them. 

They act, talk, deal and 
conduct themselvse very 
similar to the gypsies that 
roam this country. They 
prove to be dishonest on 
many deals. I wish to relate 
two deals that I have knowl- 
edge of that took place 
among our group. 



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Each of our party had ac- in Behtlehem in 1951. The 
quired articles, souvenirs, inhabitants of Palestine have 
momentos, etc., along the not changed their way of 
trip. Several had no more | dealing in tv/o thousand 
room in their luggage to years. Several of us men- 
carry more. One of our, tioned it to another how they 
party was interested in a i dealt with us. "We did not 
piece of luggage to ease his have to buy. We bought be- 
problem. He picked one out cause we wanted to. 
and the clerk asked him| Such was not the case 
seventeen dollars and fifty | with those that traveled to 
cents in our money. Our Jerusalem to the feast. They 
party member was aware had to have a sacrifice. If 
that the price was pretty | they did not bring it with 
high and told the clerk he them, which many did not 
v/as not interested. Before because of the distance they 
he left the store, it was put had to travel, they had to 
in his hand for an even five, buy it after they arrived in 
dollar bill. (Jerusalem. It was because 

One store I was in had of such unscrupulous deal- 
nice New Testaments, bound ing that caused Jesus to 
with olive wood. Stamped, cleanse the temple. Those 
on the cover was the word; that sold took unfair advan- 



"Bethlehem." I wanted to 
buy a number of them for 
gifts. They asked me one 
dollar fifty cents each. Be 



tage of those that had to 
buy. Jesus called them 
thieves and robbers and 
drove them out of the 



fore leaving, I bought a temple. From what we saw 
quantity of them for sixty 'and experienced, heard 
cents, without any dickering, others tell, and have read 
on my part. I really thought I since, they have not changed 
that I had made a deal until to this day. 
that evening at our hotel, I Not to overlook anything, 
saw the same Bible in the an attempt was made to rob 
luggage of another member one of our party in broad 



of our party. They had 
bought only a couple at the 
store next door for fifty 
cents each. 
Such were our experiences 



day light, in the center of 
Bethlehem. They attempt- 
ed to lift his pocketbook, but 
he was alert to it. Our guide 
had previously cautioned us 



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and we were on the lookout. 

After I had finished doing 
what buying I was interested 
in doing, I left the party. I 
wanted to eat a sandwich 
just to say I ate in Bethle- 
hem. I walked into two of 
their little shops. After 
seeing the filth of the place, 
and the uncleanliness of 
those in charge, I decided I 
was not one bit hungry. One 
can hardly imagine what it is 
like unless you see it first 
hand. 

Here, as in Hebron, many 
beggars prevailed upon us. 
We were in Bethlehem all 
afternoon of the 24th of De- 
cember. We enjoyed our- 
selves, but it did not seem 
like Christmas, being so far 
from our loved ones on this 
day of the year. 

Each of our party pur- 
chased and mailed a few 
greeting cards to our kin- 
folks. They did not arrive 
home until about three 
weeks after we arrived 
home. 

Part II 

After we were through 
viewing the city fo Bethle- 
hem, proper, we returned to 
our hotel at Rammallah, 
which is not far out from 
Jerusalem. At Rammallah 
we stayed at and ate at the 



Hotel Alhambra Palace. 
After eating our evening 
meal, we went out to the 
Shepherd's Field, 

This field is just outside of 
Bethlehem. The reader will 
recall that the shepherds 
were watching their sheep 
by night when Jesus was 
born. After dark, our party 
of eleven went out on this 
field and there under a very 
beautiful starlight and 
moonlit sky, we held services 
in commemoration of the 
birth of Jesus. 

One of the party referred 
the scripture as recorded in 
Luke 2. Then each of the 
party were called upon to 
give a short talk and prayer. 
I shall never forget that 
night. Eleven audible pray- 
ers ascended from the Field 
of Shepherds, from our lips, 
in praise and thanksgiving 
for the birth of Jesus, for 
the plan of salvation, for the 
privilege granted us in being 
at Bethlehem on this occas- 
ion. We thanked God, too, 
for the multitude of l3less- 
ings that He bestowed upon 
the human race. 

This was an occasion we 
shall never forget. As we 
walked to our cars, we could 
see the lights of Bethlehem 
twingling. The sky over- 
head was so clear and we 



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just communed with God. 
There was not much conver- 
sation between us. We had 
far weighter things on our 
minds. 

After leaving this service, 
our guides took us to an 
orphanage in Bethlehem. 
This was another sight, 
never to be forgotten. This' 
orphanage is maintained in| 
wnat used to be a woman's! 
prison. The walls are stone ■ 
and the rooms and corridors, 
are high, cold and uninvit-j 
ing. i he matron showed I 
us through the building. The [ 
rooms these orphans have to! 
call home were very plain,! 
very simply furnished and| 
lacked some of the things' 
we think are necessary toj 
maintaining life. i 

Barren as it was, this was 
a far better place for chil- 
dren having no living par- 
ents, than for them to be at 
the mercy of the public. 

After we were shown 
through, we were taken to a 
large romo. Here the 101 
orphans were having a 
Christmas party. The mat- 
ron had pushed a lot of small 
tables together, end to end. 
These orphans, none over 
fourteen years of age, were 
seated around this one long 
table. They had had a Christ- 
mas program, but we missed 



the most of it. 

We requested that they 
sing carols for us in their 
native tongue. We wanted 
to hear these Bethlehem 
children sing and express in 
song, their Holiday senti- 
ments. 

They sang very nicely. 
Not to be outdone, they ask- 
ed their superintendent to 
have us sing for them. We 
sang a few carols, which 
they seemed to enjoy very 
much. 

After the program, each 
of them was given a toy, not 
to exceed the equivalent of 
fifteen cents in our money, 
and an orange. Their faces 
lighted up with more en- 
thusiasm than many of our 
youngsters do in this country 
when they are presented 
with bicycles, radios, big 
dolls, etc. 

The management had ar- 
ranged for a photographer 
to be there and he took their 
pictures. Upon dismissing 
the children, we talked to 
the superintendent, who 
could talk English sufficient- 
ly good that we could con- 
verse with him. 

He told us some of the 
many problems confronting 
them in their work. They 
are in the need of every- 
thing. Food, clothes, money, 



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bibles, etc. He wanted our 
names and adresses. Several 
months after I arrived home, 
he wrote me and we have 
been exchanging correspond- 
ence since. 

In the middle of the sum- 
mer, I received a request 
from him. He desired 
material which would assist 
in teaching these orphans 
the Bible. He requested a 
good Bible commentary, 
Bible dictionary, Crudens 
Concordance, etc., all good 
material. Along with this 
material we sent him a 
supply of our Bible Outline, 
New Testament and Old 
Testament History. Since 
sending this material, he 
wrote that they received it 
and it is proving very bene- 
ficial to them. 

Here would be a very 
worthy place to help bear 
burdens. They are doing a 
very good work. 

We left the orphanage late 
at night. One of our guides 
desired that we go to his 
home for a short visit. We 
welcomed this opportunity to 
get into one of their native 
homes. He lived in Jeru- 
salem. We arrived at his 
home around ten o'clock. 
His wife knew he was bring- 
ing us. We had traveled 
with him considerable in 



Palestine and had learned to 
like him very much. We en^ 
joyed meeting his family. 
His wife was very pleasant. 
They had three children, one 
a very small baby. As is the 
general condition in Pales- 
tine, they had no heat in 
I their home. It was very cool 
land heat would have felt 
good. 

I While in their home, his 

I wife served tea and cookies 

, which she had baked for the 

occasion. We truly enjoyed 

being in their home. The 

guide knew we were away 

from our homes and it being 

Christmas, he wanted us to 

share the Christmas spirit in 

!his home. 

I He treated us and we left 
ja little remembrance for him 
I and his family. When we 
left, we were given a very 
hearty invitation to com-o 
back again. So, dear readers, 
we can have Christmas any- 
where, anytime. We can be 
Christ-like. W^e can do good 
unto all men. That makes a 
Christmas spirit. 

After such a full and in- 
teresting day, we returned 
to our hotel at Rammallah. 

Historians, who should 
know, are the authority for 
the statement that it was on 
the road to Rammallah that 
Joseph and Mary missed 



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Jesus. When they returned 
to Jerusalem, they found 
Him in the temple convers- 
in with the doctors, both 
hearing them and asking 
them questions. 

Upon retiring, we felt that 
we had had a very big and 
eventful and long to be re- 
memxbered day. 

In our worship, before re- 
tiring, we thanked God for 
the privilege of being in the 
city of His Son's birth, 
Christmas Eve, 1951. 
(To be continued.) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 

TWO KINDS OF 
RELIGION 



B. E. Kesler 



As there are said to be 
lords many and gods many, 
so there are faiths many and 
religions many, but there is 
only one true God, one true 
faith and one true religion — 
Christianity. 

James tells us about two 
kinds of religion. One he 
designates pure religion, 
which naturally suggests 
there is one other kind, at 
least, which may be termed 
impure religion. 
' We shall speak of the 
latter first and then notice 
the former. 



I James puts it this way: 
I "If any man among you 
seemeth to be religious and 
Ibridleth not his tongue, but 
deceiveth his own heart, this 
man's religion is vain." 

It surely will be unfortun- 
ate in the end for the man 
who has passed through this 
life thinking he is a Chris- 
tian in possession of the true 
religion, to find out he is 
mistaken. With some pecun- 
iary interest in view, a man 
may seem very religious. In 
one environment or in one 
company he may be, appar- 
ently, a Baptist, a Methodist, 
a Presbyterian, a Dunkard, 
or whatever suits the occa- 
sion. To see his pretentions 
we may envy his spiritual 
(?) experience. He is so 
good, so pious, so holy and 
sanctified outwardly. Why 
he wouldn't harm a mouse, 
kill a house fly, disturb a 
spider's web, or do the many 
little things considered 
harmless by other less 
demonstrative christians. 

Our simple credulity may 
be imposed upon, but God is 
not mocked, cannot be im- 
posed upon or deceived. 
True "by their fruits ye 
shall know them," but Judas, 
no doubt, did very commend- 
able things. Very few men 
are all bad or all good. There 



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may be some good in the | man is unstable in all his 



worst of us, and some bad in 



ways. 



the best of us. So, this seem- This kind of religion is 
ing religion is not all bad, self -deceptive, as James sees 

it. It is bad to be deceived 
but more so to be self-de- 
ceived. Thsi is not the re- 
ligion of the hypocrite, for 
he is not deceived. He 



perhaps, but not enough 
to save. 

As might readily be ex- 
pected, and as a natural con- 
sequence ,this seeming Chris- 
tian has an ''unbridled; knows he is a hypocrite, 
tongue." He may pray the 1 They who have this sort of 
most fervently, sing the most I religion are the ones to 



sweetly, shout the most loud 
ly, or even preach the most 
earnestly. To hear him talk 
you would almost be con- 
strained to doubt your own 
religion. Jesus, you know, 
spoke of some who drew 



whom He will say, "I never 
knew you." Deceived but 
not knowing it. They ac- 
cept the theory of men 
rather than the Truth of 
God. God tells them to do 
certain things, but the 



near Him with their mouth, | theory of some men has 
and honour Him with their | ruled that those same things 
lips, but their heart is far; are "nonessentials" and they 
from Him, and yet those 'accept the theory of men 
fellows think they are al-! rather than the Word of 
right. They have so much! God. 

good (?) in themselves to| Self-deceived. No wonder 
talk about they fail to see! James says, "this man's re- 
any sin of which they are'ligion is vain." 'Tn vain do 
guilty. They "pay tithes of j they worship me, teaching 
mint, anise and cummin, and i for doctrine the command- 
are not extortioners," ments," or theories, "of 
black-mailer, highway rob- men," and "reject the com- 
bers, or bandits, but fail to mandments of God against 



realize "the little foxes that 
spoil the vines." With you 



they talk religion, missions; indeed. 



themselves," only to be dis- 
appointed in the end. Sad, 



and service fluently but with 
your neighbor they talk: 
politics, business levity and 



We need not be mistaken 
in this matter unless we 
want to be. "Many other 



jesting. "A double tongued signs and miracles did Jesus, 



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which are not written in the 
Book." Here Jesus left the\ 
non-essentials out. We do' 
not need to look for them in' 
the Book. They are not' 
there, for "All scripture is 
given by the inspiration of 
God and is profitable for 
doctrine, for reproof, for 
correction, for instruction in 
righteousness, that the man 
of God may be perfect, 
throughly furnished unto all 
good works." So James 
tells us, "Whoso looketh into 
the perfect lavv^ of liberty 
and continueth therein, he 
being not a forgetful hearer 
but a doer of the work, 
this man shall be blessed in 
his deed." 

"Pure religion and undefil- 
ed before God is this, to visit 
the fatherless and widows in 
their affliction and to keep 
himself unspotted from the 
world," James tells us. This 
kind of religion will stand 
the test. It really "lets its 
light shine." He that has it, 
is a doer of the Word, and 
not merely a hearer or pro- 
fessor, "deceiving himself." 
He believes all scripture is 
given by inspiration of God 
and is profitable, good for 
something. He spends no 
time looking for non-essen- 
tials but "shows his faith by 
his works," by "obeying 



from the heart that fornl of 
doctrine once delivered to 
the saints" and "being made 
free from sin, has his fruit 
unto holiness" and the end 
will be everlasting life. 

This pure reHgion is "un- 
defiled," being of the nature 
of the body it represents, 
"having neither spot or 
wrinkle/' He that has it 
keeps himself "unspotted 
from the world." He lets his 
actions speak for him, 
rather than an unbridled 
tongue. He believes those 
who keep His command- 
ments will have right to the 
(tree of life and will enter in 
through the gate into the 
holy city. He does not mere- 
ly profess religion and 
sanctification, he lives it. 
He hears the commandments 
of Christ and obeys them. 
Thus building on the Rock 
he fears not, need not fear, 
the storm and the tempest 
that will sweep away the 
house of those who build 
upon the sandy foundation 
of unbelief and disobedience. 
Lord, may we ever have this 
"pure and undefiled re- 
ligion." Selected from April 
1929, Bible Monitor. 



If I am too busy for pray- 
er, I am too busy. 



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THOUGHTS FOR THE 
DAY 



Strong Christian charac- 
ter is built upon obedience 
to God's commands. 



If we turn to God for help, 
little wrongs will seldom 
grow into big wrongs. 

If Christ dwells in the 
family circle, parents are 
held in honor and children 
practice obedience. 

We build a small world if 
we reject Christ, the chief 
Cornerstone. 



know Him, to introduce Him 
to those who know Him not. 



Am I willing to become 
melted nad mixed salt for 
Jesus' sake? 



Can I be identified as a 
person "helping someone?" 

Do I act as if all men are 
my brothers? 

"To put the cross in the 
hearts of men" is my job, 
too. 



This is planting season ! I 
reap what I sow. 

There is but one law — 
God's law; and it works 
with perfect accuracy. 

My Lord is able and will- 
ing to carry both me and my 
burdens. 



Those who serve supreme 
causes do not consider what 
they can get, but what they 
can give. 

Christ says to me each 
day, "I need you." 

Christ commands us, who 



No sin is too small to hin- 
der prayer. 



AFTERGLOW 



Vera Emmert Johansen 



It's such a little thing to do, 

A kind act every day; 
It's such a little thing to speak, 

A kind word on your way. 

It's such a little thing to smile 
When all seems dull with rain; 

It's such a little deed of love 
To lighten some one's pain. 

Such little things take little time, 

Forgotten soon by you; 
Yet those who gained from little 
things, 

Forget a very few. 

Such little things may change a life 
More than you'll ever know; 

By helping others in your life. 
There shines an afterglow. 

Sel. by Ruth M. Snyder. 



BIBLE MO NITOR 

Vol. XXXI June 15, 1953 No. 12 

"Tor the faith once fcr all delivered to the Saints." 



OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and [| OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
Scriptural in practice. |i the world and preach the gospel. 



OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim tc be more sanctified, more righteous 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



CHRISTIAN CHARACTER God, as taught in His Word. 
. I "Take heed that no man 

"Let no man deceive you deceive you. For many shall 
with vain words: for be- 'come in my name, saying, I 
cause of these things com- 1 am Christ; and shall deceive 
eth the wrath of God upon many," Matt. 24:4-5. In 
the children of disobedi-lthis day of many teachings, 
ence," Eph. 5:6. | other than the Gospel, and 

Christian character is the ease of propagating such 
measured by the holiness of teachings, we need to be al- 
one's own life and the lives! ways on our guard for vain 
of those who walk with you w^ords. All teachings that 
in the footsteps of Jesus, excuse and encourage that 



Vain words are those which 



which is sin, contrary to 



do not work toward the end : God's Word, are vain and 
as taught in the New Testa- 1 very dangerous words for 



ment nor do not bring forth 
examplary lives as taught by 
Christ. 

In this day of confusion, 



our soul. 

One who possesses chris- 
tian characteristics will de- 
sire such high enjoyments 



emotional excitement and i for his neighbors also. Joy 
vain glory, under the names land peace come from God 
of religion, we can easily be 'and if we do not seek them 
deceived. A christian char- 1 there, we may seek for them 
acter to avoid such mislead- 1 among the sinful pleasures 
ing, can only be brought | of this world. We should 
about by regular careful' seek to continually prove 
study, meditation and prac- ' ourselves by the Word of 
ticing of the teachings of God, lest we fall in the snare 



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That thou art here — so close that 

we 
Can touch thy garments with our 



of the wicked one ^^ ^^^ ^^ °^^^ ^^ °"^ hearts, 

A weak character may ^7^^^^^^". "'^'''''^ °^ ^hT'""' 

TYV.C* .^ 'J And all the tenderness and love 

seek to avoid the problems, That life can give is centered there: 
cares and ridicules of those "Our Father," humbly we would 

who seek to serve God, by come 

fellowship with the works of Breathing Thy name in earnest 

darkness. God knows ourj prayer. 

lives and will care for them^ "Which Art m Heaven" 

if we trust in Him. iThou art in heaven, but we know 

Contact with foul habits, 

foul words and foul deeds 

must be sincerely avoided,! "handsl! 

much more any practice of Yet heaven's vast immensity 
them. Any practice which is mied with Thy white radiant 

numbs the senses and hin-' .,.^^^^J^' , _, 

ders the best develonment ^^ "^^'^'"^^ ^°'' "^' ^'''^' ^^^v^ve 
aers tne oebt aeveiopnieriL q^j. holden eyes to ably meet 

of our talents, certainly The glory that awaits us there. 

affects christian character. > -Hallowed Be Thy Name- 

An active, appreciative, ^^^^ ^^ ^^^j^ ^^^^ ,j,j^y ^^^^ 
thankful heart has little apart 

time to hanker after the From other names. No name com- 

sinful activities of the pares 

■y^Qj.]^ I With Thine: "Jtehovah, Master, 

"Submit yourselves there- ^ name^lnshrined Within our 

fore to God. Resist the prayers; 

devil, and he will flee from a holy name that we would keep 
you. Draw nigh to God, and As sacred, yet a name so dear 
He will draw nigh to you. ^^^ precious that Thy humblest 

Cleanse your hands ye sin-'^^^ whispl^t, and thou wiit hear. 

ners; and purify your ^_ 

hearts, ye double min ded." \,,,, .^l^^^^^^Z Ttaven. 

Lord, 



Grace Noll Crowell 



A MEDITATION ON THE mto our hearts this very hour; 

LORD'S PRAYER Fin them with understanding love; 

Fill them with thy own righteous 

power, 
We in thy image made, O Lord, 
; Long have been deaf and blind and 
"Our Father" | ^umb. 

How privileged, how blessed we are Forgive us— send thy peace and 
To call thee Father, gracious Lord,' light: 



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3 



Out of this night may thy kingdom 
come. I 

"Thy Will Be Done" j 

"Thy will be done upon the earth 
As it is done in heaven," thus { 

Thy Son has taught us how to 

pray. ' 

Thy will, dear Lord, be done in us; 
Thy will, not ours. God, help us 

see 
That what thou wilt is ever best; ' 
That only through thy guiding 

power 
Can any seeking child be blest. 

"Give Us This Day Our 
Daily Bread" 
Father, thy loving hand supplied i 
Fresh manna through the olden 
days, ! 

Supply our daily loaf, and help | 
Us to accept with fitting praise j 
This staff of life by which we live. 
We ask not to be richly fed, ! 

But, Lord, we would evaluate i 

The • miracle of daily bread. j 

"Forgive Us Our Debts As j 

We Forgive Our Debtors" | 

"As we forgive" — we dare not pray 

This searching prayer unless we 

kneel j 

Close at thy feet to learn of thee.' 
We crave thy skill, dear Lord, to 

feel I 

The pulse-beat of the hearts ofi 

men 
Beneath a tender seeking hand; 
To learn the motives that impell 
Their actions, and thus understand. 

"And Lead Us Not Into j)q -^yg appreciate our 

Temptation" ^ ! church as we should ? When 

"Thou knowest Lord, our feeble, ,_„ _ i^ _ J^ i. • 

jrame" y^^ ^^ home from worship 

Tha.t we are "dust"— so make a way^^^je yoU ever stopped tO 
For our escape from every ill. j think what a privilege yOU 
Let no temptation come, we pray, have enjoyed? 



To bring us downfall or defeat. 
We would be strong and brave to 

stand 
Against all evil. Keep us Lord, 
And guide us with thy loving hand. 

"Deliver Us From Evil" 
When evil stalks across the land, 
Help us to shun it as we should; 
Help us to keep our minds so stayed 
Upon the beautiful, the good. 
That naught shall keep us from 
Thy presence, and thy sure reward. 
We crave thy strong protecting 

might. 
Deliver us from evil, Lord. 

"For Thine Is the Power and 
The Glory" 
In adoration we would kneel 
Before the strange, amazing light; 
The glory that is thine, O God, 
That bursts upon our inner sight. 
And thine the kingdom is, the 

power. 
We lift our hands and hearts to 

thee: 
Our Master, Savior, and our God, 
Our hope of all eternity. 

"Forever" 
Forever with thee, Blessed One! 
Companioned through our lives, 

and then, 
Safe by thy side forevermore, 
Thus may it be. Amen. 

Sel. by Ruth Wilson. 



OUR CHURCH 



Theodore Myers 



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BIBIE MONITOR conscience. 

"~~7~7~ ~ ; 77~77I7 When we think how the 

West Milton, Ohio, June 15, 1953 u i j.i ^ i j i i. 

L_________L__ old brethren who had labor- 

PMbiished semi-monthly by ttee'ed SO faithfully Were placed 

Board of Publication of the Dunk- on the shelf , the Onlv charOfC 
ard Brethren Church in the plant u • ^ ^i ^ ^.i ^^ 4. ? 

of the Record Printing Co., Com- oemg that they could not be 
merciai Printers, 2-4 skouth. Miami worked over and made to fit 

B.rea' rLrr'cr • n^ue. j?. ^s some said "the transi- 

October 1, 1932, at the Post Office, tion. HoW, With OrchestraS, 

at West Milton, Ohio, under the canastas, theatrical exhibi- 

Act of March 3, 1S79. . V i 

Terms: Single subscription, $1.08 a^^^ns, ^ OazaarS, banquets, 

year in advance. [separation of youiig from 

z , ^ _ r „ , ,, . ^, ^%,'old, helping to encourage 

Ho<«^'ard J. Surbey, Rd. No. 6, North ,. ' ,r =' , =» , 

o«into^, Ohio, Editor. | disobedience and a general 

Send all subscriptions and com- trend toward worldliness. It 

munieations to the Editor. | . m i j_ _e i 

Paul R. Myers, Gree»town, Ohio, WaS impossible to feel aS We 



did 15 or 20 years ago. 
To think that we are liv- 



Assistant Editor. 

Lewis B. Flchr, Vienna Va., Asso- 
ciate Elditor. . J . 

Isaac Jarboe, Grandview, Mo., As- ^^g Under a government 

sociate Editor. :.that would grant US a char- 

= iter so we can worship God 
When I think back to the according to our conscience 
years preceding our organ- as directed by the Word of 
ization, when there was so God. The thing that goes 
much permitted in the beyond my comprehension is 
church, if not in our home | why so many that have con- 
congregation, in the brother- sciences condemning, just 
hood, not only permitted but what we condemn, yet they 
fostered, that I could not will condemn us who are try- 
have any faith (whatever is ing to avoid these things, 
not of faith in sin), I feel! It is worthy the sacrifice, 
like praising God for what | and a great sacrifice it was, 
is ours to enjoy. |to leave those whom we 

How, when as a member loved and with whom we 
of the Home Mission Board, labored and a church for 
trying to start churches which we would have given 
where there was not a visible ; our lives, if necessary, and 
sign of a Dunkard (at least for which much indeed was 
I could not see it) only sacrificed. I say that after 
meant a constant lashing of all it is worth the sacrifice 



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that we may have that peace | As I see her in those years, 
and rest which the world! she was between the world- 



cannot give, feeling that we 
are not partakers of other 
men's sins. 

I truly wonder if Jesus 



word element and the rad- 
ical element, and since the 
mother church has gone 
progressive (as I see it) it is 



would not indeed have occa-jour duty to maintain that 
sion to cleanse the temple conservative position that 
again if here in person. 'the mother church maintain- 
When we think of chicken ed so long and at last let slip, 
suppers, card parties, j To me, this means holding- 
bazaars and every conceiv-, tenaciously to the faith once 
able way of raising money delivered to the saints and 
to pay salaries pastors, be- ^ yet not becoming ascetic, 
sides the effort to satisfy the f ormalistic or radical. A 
carnal desires. All in the good brother asked me why 
name of religion. It seems, we did not go to some exist- 
the confusion going on to- ing organization, instead of 
day in God's house would forming a new organiza- 
out-do the bleating of sheep, tion? I asked him if he was 
cooing of doves and bellow- in the church 15 to 20 years 
ing of oxen in the temple of ago ; and he answered yes. I 
Jesus' day. 1 asked him if he was in just 

Now brethren and sisters, 'any organization then and 
what kind of a church do he said no; neither do I care 
you want? What kind of a to be now. 
church does the bible teach ? | Let us ask what God's 
I think each one should have ' Word will clearly sanction, 
an ideal in mind and each; but be careful not to exact 
should labor to have that more of our members nor 
ideal realized in the church. 'make it harder than the 

Brethren, I joined the! Lord has made it. Neither 
church in 1903, and I still | add to nor take from is my 
think that I was in the best prayer, 
church in the world the first I believe our church polity 
10 or 15 years of my chris- as unnanimously passed is a 
tian life, and that is the ideal splendid criterion toward 
I am thinking about and ^ which to labor, and each 
which I would to God we can ' laboring day by day to corn- 
maintain. ' ply therewith will unite us in 



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one faith. so shall the Son of man be 

Our government, state three days and three nights 
and nation, realize there are in the heart of the earth." 
too many laws on the statute Matt. 16:20-21, Jesus charg- 
books. There is not a lawyer ed his disciples, that they 
in the country that knows should tell no man that he 
them all. Let us not get; was Jesus the Christ. And 
walled in with too many | that he must go unto Jeru- 
laws, many of which will salem, and suffer many 



possibly be only some whim 
of man, and will not be en 
forced. A law not enforced 



things of the elders and 
chief priests, and Scribes, 
and be killed, and be raised 



had been better not passed. |agam the third day. 
To enforce more than God's l Isaiah 53:1, "Who hath 
Word sanctions may bring believed our report? And 
us under condemnation. |to whom is the arm of the 
Now I hope I have said Lord revealed?" Jesus an- 
nothing to mar anybody. I'swered this m Matt. 11-25, 
mean only the good of the | "And hast revealed them 
church. The church is unto babes." He (Jesus), is 
uppermost in my mind, : despised and rejected of 
many hours spent in medita-'^^en. He was wounded for 
tion of her. If we lose in our transgressions, he was 
our church life, we lose all bruised for our iniquities, 
and life is a failure. May All we hke sheep, have gone 
God bless us and unite us in astray. He was taken from 
the bond of peace and Prison and from judgment, 
brotherly love. lAnd who shall declare his 

Sel. from April 1929 Bible generation? He made his 
Monitor. | grave with the wicked, and 

I with the rich in his death; 

THE FOREKNOWLEDGE^ He had done no violence, 
OF OUR LORD AND | neither was any deceit in 

his mouth. 

I Pet. 2:21-25, "Christ also 

suffered for us, leaving us 

an example, that ye should 

Matt. 12:40, "For as Jonas follow his steps: who did no 

was three days and three sin, neither was guile found 

nights in the whale's belly, in his mouth: who, when he 



SAVIOUR 
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was reviled, reviled not edge in the mystery of 
again: when he suffered he Christ, which in other ages 
threatend not; but commit-, was not made known unto 
ted himself to him that judg- the sons of men, as it is now 
eth righteously. Who his revealed unto his holy 
own self bare our sins in his apostles and prophets by the 
own body on the tree that Spirit." To make all men 
w^e, being dead to sins, i see what is the fellowship of 
should live unto righteous- the mystery, which from the 
ness: by whose stripes ye beginning of the world hath 
were healed. For ye were been hid in God, who 
as sheep going astray: but created all things by Jesus 
are now returned unto the Christ. To the intent that 
Shepherd and Bishop of now unto principalities and 
your own souls. 'powers in heavenly places 

Having made peace might be known by the 
through the blood of his church the manifold wisdom 
cross, by him (Jesus) to of God, according to the 
reconcile all things unto eternal purpose which he 
himself. He is of the body I purposed in Christ Jesus 
of the church: who is the our Lord." 
first-born from the dead : i Having predestinated us 
That in all things he might unto the adoption of chil- 
have the preeminence. And dren by Jesus Christ to 
he is before all things, and himself, according to the 
by him all things consist. ! good pleasure of his will, to 
who hath delivered us from j the praise of his grace, 
the power of darkness, and; wherein he hath made us ac- 
hath translated us into his cepted in the beloved. In 
kingdom. In whom we have! whom we have redemption 
redemption through his I through his blood, the for- 
blood, even the forgiveness giveness of sins, according 
of sins. Who is the image, to the riches of his grace, 
of the invisible God, how j Having made known unto us 
that by revelation he (Jesus) I the mystery of his will ac- 



made known unto me 
(Paul). 

• Eph. 3:4-5, 9-11, "Where- 
by, when ye read, ye may 



cording to his good pleasure, 
which he hath purposed in 
himself, that in the dispen- 
sation of the fullness of time 



understand and my knowl- he might gather together in 



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one ail things in Christ both earth, and the heavens are 
that are in heaven and the works of thine hands: 
earth : In whom also we have They shall perish ; but thou 
obtained an inheritance be- remainest." Thou crownest 
ing predestinated according him with glory and honor, 
to the purpose of him who and didst set him over the 
worketh all things after the works of thy hand. Behold 
counsel of his own will. I lay in Sion a chief corner- 

The eyes of your under- stone, elect, precious. And 
standing being enlightened: he that belie veth on him 
That ye may know what is shall not be confounded, 
the hope of his calling. And Unto you therefore which 
wiiat is the exceeding great- believe he is precious, 
ness of his power to usward Peter 1:7, "The trial of 
who believe according to the your faith, being much more 
working of his mighty precious than of gold that 
power. For above all prin- perisheth (or pass away) 
cipality and power, and though it be tried by fire, 
might, and dominion and Forasmuch as ye know that 
every name that is named, ye were not redeemed with 
not only in this world, but corruptible things as silver 
also in that which is to come, and gold or by tradition 
and hath put all things from your fathers : But with 
under his feet, and gave him the precious blood of Christ 
(Jesus), to be the head over as a Lamb without blemish 
all things to the church, and without spot. Seeing 
which is his body, the full- ^ that ye have purified your 
ness of him that f illeth all in souls in obeying the truth 
all. i through the Spirit unto un- 

Heb. 1:1-2, "God, who at feigned love of the brethren, 
sundry times spake in timet II Peter 1:1, "Peter, a 
past unto the fathers by the servant and an apostle of 
prophets, hath in these last Jesus Christ, to them that 
days spoken unto us by his have obtained like precious 
Son, whom he hath appoint- faith with us through the 
ed heir of all things, by righteousness of God, and 
whom also he made the our Savior Jesus Christ." 
worlds." V. 10-11, "Thou, The law and the prophets 
Lord, in the beginning hast. were until John: Since that 
laid the foundation of the time the kingdom of God is 



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preached, and every man they were assembled with 
presseth into it The king- the elders, and had taken 
dom of God Cometh not with counsel, they gave large 
observation: For behold the money unto the soldiers, 
kingdom of God is within saying. Say ye, His disciples 
you. That is if we accept came by night, and stole him 
and believe him. I away while we slept." So 

Hebrews 12:25, "See that they took the money and did 
ye refuse not him that | as they were taught." How 
speaketh." Reject not him 'does this conspiracy com- 
who is from heaven. Luke pare with men of this day 
24:46, "And he (Jesus), said and age? The watch or 
unto them. Thus it is writ- keepers did shake, and be- 
ten, and thus it behooved cam^e as dead men, when 
Christ to suffer, and to raise ! the angel of the Lord de- 
from the dead the third scended from heaven. And 
day.' Men tell us he rose the behold there was a great 
second day. And beside all earthquake. All these things 
this, today is the third day were so ordained and did 
since these things were done. ' come to pass. 
Luke 24:20-21, "Our rulers; Luke 21, When ye shall 
delivered him to be con- hear of wars and commo- 
demned to death, and have tions, be not terrified: For 
crucified him." Matt. 27: these things must first come 
62-63, 66, "Now the next | to pass. For these be the 
day that followed the day! days of vengeance that all 
of preparation, the chief i things which are written 
priests and Pharisees camel may be fulfilled. For there 
together unto Pilate, saying, ' shall be great distress in the 
Sir, we remember that de- land, and wrath upon the 
ceiver said, while he was yet! people, and they shall fall 
alive, that after three days i by the sword, and shall be 
I will rise again. Pilate said j led away captive to ail na- 
unto them, ye have a watch; I tions. Men's hearts failing 
go your way, make it as sure ' them for fear, for looking 
■as ye can. So they went, after those things which are 
and made the sepulchre sure, coming on the earth, 
sealing the stone, and set- j When these things come to 
ting a watch." I pass, then look up and lift 

Matt. 28:12-13, "And when up your heads: for your re- 



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demption draweth nigh, a great favor, God's grace 
Watch therefore: for ye was manifested by faith in 
know not what hour your His holy people through all 
Lord doth come. The words ages and will be, until Christ 
of the hymn. Trust and comes again to receive the 
obey, for there's no other church unto himself . 
way to be happy in Jesus,' Enoch lived a gracious 
but to trust and obey. Then life that he need not see 
when we walk with the Lord death. His life pleased God, 
in the light of His word, and God took him, because 
what a glory He sheds on he v/alked with God, Gen. 5: 
our way, While we do His 24. Noah found grace in the 
will He abides with us still, eyes of the Lord, Gen. 6:8. 
with all who will trust and Grace saved Noah and his 
obey. Oh hov/ happy are family from the destruction 
they who their Savior obey, of the flood, 
and have laid up their treas-^ The grace of God includes 
ures above, since the truth I all the good qualities of a 
believe what a joy I've re- true christian: peace, pa- 
ceived, I have found in the tience, longsuffering, a life- 
blood of the Lamb. ;time to work out our soul 
Hartville, Ohio, salvation. He has blest His 

! people with all the needs of 

GRACE jlife, both in the spiritual 

I realms and natural things of 

C. M. Kintner Ithis life, for the law was 

'given by Moses, but grace 

Grace is the gift of God's and truth came by Jesus 

love and good will, God is, Christ, John 1:17. 

love, I Jno. 4:8-19. I The grace of God's power 

It is His will that all through God, Jesus Christ 
humanity might be saved and the Holy Spirit reforms, 
through Jesus Christ, and revises, and renews chang- 
His plan of salvation the ing the life of sinners into 
saving Grace of redemption, saints. And Jesus said unto 

God through His great them, verily I say unto you, 
love for us gave His most that ye which have followed 
precious friend and only me in the regeneration when 
son. How thankful we the Son of man shall sit in 
ought to be to Him for such the throne of his glory, ye 



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also shall sit upon twelve to the church daily. When 
thrones, judging the twelve they prayed God showered 
tribes of Israel, Matt. 19:28.} his grace upon them so 

"Not by works of right-, mighty that the place was 
eousness which we have shaken where they were as- 
done, but according to His sembled together, 
mercy he saved us, by the, "For by grace are we 
washing of regeneration, saved through faith; and 
and renewing of the Holy that not of yourselves: it is 
Ghost," Titus 3:5. We are the gift of God: not of 
saved by baptism and guid- works, lest any man should 
ance of the Holy Spirit into boast," Eph. 2:8-9. "For we 
all truth of God's word, are made partakers of 
through obedience, and faith Christ, if we hold he begin- 
to His commands. "That'ning of our confidence 
being justified by his grace, 'steadfast unto the end," 
we should be made heirs ac- Heb. 3:14. The greatest loss 
cording to the hope of to man, is to lose his own 
eternal life," Titus 3:7. I soul, and crown of eternal 

For he saith, I have heard life, 
thee in a time accepted, andj "Watch and pray, that ye 
in the day of salvation have enter not into temptation: 
I succoured thee, behold, the spirit indeed is willing, 
now is the accepted time, be- but the flesh is weak," Matt, 
hold, now is the day of sal- 26:41. The apostle Paul 
vation, 2 Cor. 6:2. By grace prayed to the Lord three 
God has favored us and times that the thorn in his 
helping in due time f orgiv- i flesh might depart from 
ing us of our sinful state of | him. "And he said unto 
life, "with great power gave me, my grace is sufficient 
the apostles witness of the for thee : For my strength is 
resurrection of the Lord made perfect in weakness. 
Jesus: and great grace was | Most gladly therefore will I 
upon them all," Acts 4:33. rather glory in my infirm- 

The church was in the ities, that the power of 
most favorable working con- 1 Christ may rest upon me," 
dition when they had all 2 Cor. 12:9. God's grace 
things common, that we .was sufficient to help Paul 
have any record of the num-,to overcome all temptations 
ber of souls that were added and infirmities of the flesh. 



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It is a pleasure to bear the 1 Peter 4:10. "Of which 
cross of Christ by looking salvation the prophets, have 
beyond this life to the glory, enquired and searched diii- 
joy and happiness, that is to gently, who prophesied of 
follow. '"Let no corrupt the grace that should come 
communication proceed out unto you," 1 Peter 1:10. 
of your mouth, but that' But grow in grace, and in 
which is good to the use of the knowledge of our Lord 
edifying, that it may minis- and Saviour, Jesus Christ, 
ter grace unto the hearers, to him be the glory, both 
And be ye kind one to an- now and forever, 
other, tenderhearted, for-| In grace we grow more 
giving one another, even as Christ-like both in knowl- 
God for Christ sake hath edge and actions, and will be 
forgiven you, Eph. 4:29, 32. willing and will love to do 

"Unto Timothy, my own the commandments, 
son in the faith: grace,! "Having predestinated us 
mercy, and peace, from God unto the adoption of chil- 
our father, and Jesus Christ dren by Jesus Christ to 
our Lord," 1 Tim. 1 :2. Himself, according to the 
"Wherefore we receiving a good pleasure of His will, 
kingdom which cannot be To the praise of the glory of 
moved, let us have grace, His grace, wherein He has 
whereby we may serve God made us accepted in the be- 
acceptable with reverance, loved. In whom we have re- 
and Godly fear," Heb. 12:28. demption through his blood, 

"Proving what is accept- the forgiveness of sins, ac- 
able unto the Lord. See that cording to the riches of his 
ye walk circumspectly, not grace ; that in the dispensa- 
as fools, but as wise. Re- tion of the fullness of time 
deeming the time because he might gather us together 
the days are evil," Eph. 5: in one, all things in Christ, 
10, 15-16, Make use of the both which are in heaven, 
time God gives us, let it be and which are on earth; 
engaged in doing good. ^even in him," Eph. 1:5-7, 10. 

"As every man hath re-} Asking His grace for our 
ceived the gift, even so min- meals, reverencing Him for 
ister the same one to an- His blessings and expressing 
other, as good stewards of our thankfulness for them is 
the manifold grace of God," a necessity. For the fruits 



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of grace are friendship, 
fellowship, good works, and 
a love unfeigned of God and 
each other which never dies. 
"The grace of our Lord 
Jesus Christ be v/ith you all, 
amen." Rev. 22:21. 

Converse, Ind. 



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CERES, CALIF. 



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The Pleasant Home congregation 
held their lovefeast Saturday eve- 
ning, April 18th. Thirty-one sur- 
rounded the Lord's table. In keep- 
ing His commandments of feet- 
washing and the Lord's supper we 
receive a special blessing. We 
We should keep our lives straight- 
ened out so we won't miss a one 
of these services. The closer we 
follow His commandments the 
nearer and dearer the Lord seems 
to us. 

Bro. Elson Thomas from Strath- 
more, Calif., came and communed 
with us. We were very glad that 
he was able to make this trip and 
be vnth us. I am sure the Lord 
will bless "him for trying to do His 
commandments. 

The Sunday before the lovefeast 
Bro. and Sister Bancroft, formerly 
from Cregon came into our church. 
We are always happy when we 
see people that want to serve the 
Lord. 

Our little church in Ceres is 
growing and may each one that 
knows the value of prayer, pray 
that it will keep growing and that 



we may let our light so shine that 
it vnll draw others to Christ. For 
after all only what we have done 
for the Lord counts after this life 
is over. 

We also want to remember those 
going to conference in our prayers. 
Some are traveling from long dis- 
tances and may it be each of our 
prayers that the Lord will guide 
and protect them and return them 
all safely home. 

Doris Byfield, Cor. 



QUINTER, KANS. 



The Quinter congregation held 
their lovefeast May 2-3, with an all 
day meeting both days. The at- 
tendance was good and the mes- 
sages were food for the soul. In 
the evening 64 surrounded the 
Lord's table to partake of the sup- 
per and sacred emblems with 
Elder W. S. Reed officiating. 

Visiting ministers were: Bro. W. 
S. Reed, Bro. Orville Royer and 
Bro. Joseph Flora from Dallas Cen- 
ter; Bro. Harry Andrews from 
Kansas City; and Bro. W. C. Smith 
from McClave. 

We appreciate having the 
brethren and sisters from the Mc- 
Clave, Dallas Center and Kansas 
City churches. May the Lord bless 
them for their efforts. 

Bro. Paul Reed has consented to 
hold our revival meeting this fall 
the first part of October. 

Elma Jamison, Cor. 



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I OBITUARY I 

ri i 

CLARA BOLENDER BRUMBAUGH 



Was born Aug. 12, 1880, in Suf- 



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field township, Ohio, to Milton and 
Hettie Bolender. She departed this 
life May 12, 1953, at the age of 72 
years and nine months. She en- 
joyed reasonable health until over 
two years ago, when she underwent 
an operation. A recent operation, 
accompanied by complications, re- 
sulted in her death. 

Early in life she was baptized into , 
the Church of The Brethren, Later 
she transferred her membership toj 
the Orion congregation of thei 
Dunkard Brethren church. She' 
read her Bible much and labored to | 
be faithful to her vows through | 
these many years. 

She was united in marriage with 
Fred Brumbaugh, Dec. 11, 1904. To, 
this union were born two children: 
Howard of the home, and Marie 
Kinsey of the same neighborhood. 
She labored long in the home for 
the interests of her family. 

In addition to her husband and 
two children, she is survived by 
three sisters: Almeda Efehleman 
of Hartville, Ohio; Irene Keener of 
Suf field, Ohio; Ethel Moon of 
Mogadore, Ohio; and two brothers, 
Roy Bolender of Suffield, Ohio, 
and Herman Bolender of Mogadore, 
Ohio; and three grandchildren, 
Clara Jean, Rollin and Betty Kin- 
sey. 

Funeral services were conducted 
by the ministers of the Orion con- 
gregation. Burial in the Mt. Peace 
cemetery, Hartville, Ohio. 



willing to have mercy, as if 
like some proud prince who 
required a certain amount 
of recognition of His great- 
ness as the price of His 
favors. Prayer is to fit 
our own hearts by con- 
scious need and true desire 
and dependence to receive 
the gifts which He is ever 
willing to give, but which 
we are not always fit to re- 
ceive. As St. Augustine has 
it, the empty vessel is by 
prayer carried to the full 
fountain. 



WHAT IS PRAYER FOR? 

God knows our needs be- 
fore we ask. Then what is 
prayer for? Not to inform 
Him, nor to move Him, un- 



TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 

Paul R. Myers 

Chapter 33 
Adjacent to Jerusalem 

Leaving Bethlehem, we 
visited many important 
places, before entering Jeru- 
salem, proper. We viewed 
the remains of Mizpah, the 
place where Jacob and 
Laban set up a memorial. 
Genesis 31:48-49, ''And 
Laban said, This heap is a 
witness betwen me and thee 
this day. Therefor was the 
name of it called Galeed, and 
Mizpah; for he said, the 
Lord watch between me and 
thee when we are absent one 
from the other." How won- 



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15 



derful would our relation- 
ship be one towards the 
other and toward God if 
each member of our church 
would have the same feeling 
that existed between Jacob 
and Laban. When absent 
one from the other, we 
should think well of one 
another and hold one an- 
other up at the throne of 
Grace. 

Mizpah is now a fortifica- 
tion. Aa Mizpah, Saul was 
anointed by Samuel as king. 

We sav/ from a distance, 
the ruins of the city of 
Ramah, where Samuel was 
born, lived and died. We 
saw the ruins of the city of 
Gibeah, three miles south of 
Jerusalem. It was a city in 
which Saul resided for a 
time. Gibeah's present day 
name is Tell-el-ful. 

David fled from Saul and 
came to Nob, where he ate 
the shew-bread. Nob means 
high. Near Jerusalem on a 
high elevation are the tell 
tales of what is considered 
to be Nob. Our guides 
pointed out two probable 
places, one the birthplace of 
the prophet Jeremiah. The 
other was Adjalon, the place 
where Joshua caused the sun 
and moon to stand still. 
Joshua 10:12-13. 

Many of these places are 



;held in high esteem to this 
day. So much so that shrines 
and chapels have been 
built on the supposed spots. 
This tends to help maintain 
the identity of the place. Not 
many miles can be covered 
in Palestine, without meet- 
ing with some Biblical place, 
site or location referred to 
in God's Word. Many of 
them are definitely authen- 
tic, others are probable. 
Enough are authentic to 
make the tour more than 
valuable to the Bible stu- 
dent. 

We saw many fig and 
sycamore trees. The fig 
I tree buds before it shoots 
forth leaves. Its foliage 
forms dense shade. Hence, 
I "To sit every man under his 
vine and his fig tree" indi- 
cates the peace and comfort 
afforded one who sits under 
the shade of the fig. Jesus 
used a barren fig tree to 
teach a great lesson. He also 
used a fig tree to teach con- 
cerning His second coming. 

The fig grows most 
abundant where there is 
plenty of moisture. Many 
figs grow at Bethpage, ad- 
jacent to Bethany. Beth- 
page means place of house 
of figs. Figs are a cultiva- 
ted crop in Palestine. Many 
grow wild, also, but their 



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yield is not as profitable as taken place in and around 
the cultivated varieties. | Jerusalem. The city itself 
The sycamore bears a had been destroyed quite 
fruit similar to a fig. Its often. Many of the Biblical 
fruit grows to the size of a 'places have been restored, 
vi^alnut. The tree grows | after much excavation, 
large, with wide spreading iThis tomb had been covered 
branches. Many of them are ' over, but later excavated, 
planted along highways to From the year 1095 A. D. 
adorn the countryside. The to about the year 1270 A. D., 
wood of the sycamore is, there was a group of people 

(known as the Crusaders, 
of I who attempted to Christian- 
be- ;ize Palestine. They and the 
the 'Mohammedans had many a 
Mount of Olives. It takes -conflict. There remains to- 
its name from Jehoshaphat,'day the ruins of a number of 
the son of Asa. This valley j these old churches in Pales- 
has been used as a burial j tine, known as the Crusaders 
grounds from the days of j church. 
King Josiah. Jews and! There is one located not 
Mohammedans alike looked 'far from Jerusalem which is 



very endurable. 

We saw the Valley 
Jehoshaphat. It lies 
tween Jerusalem and 



upon it as a sacred 
place. 



burial 



in a good state of preserva- 
tion. One would hardly 



It is what its name states, think it necessary, that any 



A small valley, from which 
its sides rise to the natural 
elevation of the land adjoin- 
ing. 

We saw the tomb wherein 
are supposed to be laid the 
bodies of Mary, Martha and 
Lazarus. It is a shrine, 
which if nothing more, pre- are working hard 
serves their good name and 
brings to our minds the need 
of living like 
close to Jesus. 



people would have to bring 
Christianity to the land 
where Christianity began, 
but they do. In the past, 
many efforts were put forth 
in that direction, but with- 
out much success. 
Today, many missionaries 
and at 
great odds, trying to do 
what the Crusaders tried to 
they lived,* do centuries ago. They are 
There are* trying hard to teach Christ 



many steps down to this and Christianity to those 
tomb. Much destruction has who so far have rejected 



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Christ and His Word. |saw many sheep and their 

On all sides, any direction shepherds. In the next few 

you may look, particularly chapters, we will endeavor 



near Jerusalem, probably 
because of its large popula- 
tion, you see women doing 
hard work. They will be in 
the field, doing what men 
do in this country. They 
will be out on the hillsides 
gathering fuel. They will 



be carrying water on their 
heads. They will be carry- 
ing produce to, and pro- 
visions from market. They 
work hard and long hours. 
At the same time, the men of green pasture 
are loafing at the market | The shepherd truly leads 
place, and elsewhere, taking his sheep. He goes before 



to give a few comments re- 
garding this occupation. 

Chapter 34. Part I 
Sheep and Shepherds 

One of the common, but 
very Biblical and interesting 
sights in Palestine, is the 



shepherd leading his ' sheep 
to green pastures. You see 
them on many of the hill- 
sides, in the valleys and 
wherever there may be a bit 



it very easy. 
As stated 



in a former 



them. We saw many shep- 
herds, leading their flock of 



chapter, very few people in sheep, over hill and dale. 
Palestine own automobiles.! They have a great concern 
Their means of transporta- for their sheep. This lesson 



tion is walking. The nearer 
to a city, the more people 
you will meet on the high- 
ways, walking to and from 
town. Many of them walk 
much farther than we here 
in America would think of 
walking. 

Many of them will be 
carrying large bags of wool. 
So large that you can not 
see the person carrying the 
bundle and it appears that 
the bundle itself has legs. 

In this vicinity, as well as 
all over the countryside, we 



was surely brought to us in 
a very clear and concise 
manner while we were in the 
Holy Land. We were in and 
among the sheep, led by 
their shepherds. We saw 
with our own eyes, the set- 
ting for a number of the 
beautiful lessons we have in 
God's Word concerning the 
relationship between the 
sheep and the shepherd. 

To actually see what Jesus 
saw and taught about, con- 
firms the truth of God's 
Word. The very same con- 



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ditions presently exist in | carefully picks out his 
Palestine as existed when course or route, avoiding 
Jesus was there in person, jany dangers that may befall 

David was a shepherd. He the sheep, 
knew the duties of a shep-| Read the tenth chapter of 
herd and he knew the way i John, which is called the 
the sheep respond to the call! Good Shepherd chapter. We 
of the shepherd. So inspir- saw that chapter take on 
ed, he wrote, "The Lord is I life, in reality, while with 
my shepherd, I shall not the shepherds and their 
want. He maketh me to lie sheep. In the third verse 
down in green pastures; he we read, "and he calleth his 
leadeth me beside the still own sheep by name, and 
waters," Psalms 23:1-2. I leadeth them out." At night 

It is the duty of the shep- time, the sheep are put in a 
herd to lead his sheep to common sheepfold. That is. 



green pastures and to water- 
ing places, thus providing 
food and water, both of 
which are essential to live. 

On the hillsides about 
Jerusalem, Nazareth, Beth- 
lehem, on the plains and in 
the valleys, along the shores 
of the Sea of Galilee and 
wherever there was green 
pastures, we saw many 
shepherds leading their 
flock of sheep. It is an im- 
pressive sight. 

The shepherd moves slow- 
ly, allowing time for the 
sheep to nibble at whatever 
grass is at hand. There is 
no evidence of impatience on 
the part of the shepherd. 
As the sheep eat away the 
grass, he slowly keeps mov- 
ing ahead and the sheep do 
likewise. The shepherd 



many shepherds will all put 
their sheep into one fold. 
This may be a building, or a 
walled enclosure. Then the 
porter will guard the entire 
group until morning, pro- 
viding the sheep fold cannot 
be locked. 

In the morning, the differ- 
ent shepherds will come to 
the sheep fold to get their 
sheep to return to the pas- 
tureland. Picture hundreds 
of sheep, all looking alike, 
all running together in one 
group. As a shepherd calls 
his sheep, here and there 
over that great number of 
sheep, those that recognize 
their shepherd's voice, re- 
spond. They come to the 
door of the sheepfold and 
follow their shepherd to 
green pastures. Those re~ 



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maining, who belong to 'can be seen by anyone 
other shepherds, pay no at- 'visiting Palestine, 
tention whatsoever to the' John 10:3, "And he calleth 
call of the first shepherd. 'his own sheep by name, and 
Why? John 10:5, "And aleadeth them out." The 
stranger will they not 'shepherds have a name for 
follow,, but will flee from 'each sheep. We were told 
him; for they know not the 'that each shepherd has a 
voice of strangers." (positive v/ay of identifying 

As the various shepherds each of the sheep under him. 
call, their sheep respond un-lThat seems marvelous when 
til there remain no more you consider the number of 
sheep in the fold. I sheep in a flock and all look- 

As the sheep belonging to.ing very much alike. Each 
one shepherd leave the; sheep is a personal posses- 
sheepfold, their shepherd sion of the shepherd. He 
goes before and the sheep cares for them in a personal 
follow them. Jesus tells us way. Not one sheep is held 
in John 10 :4, "And when he in higher esteem than an- 
putteth forth his own sheep, | other. Just as we should be 
he goeth before them, and > to each other, 
the sheep follow him; forj Summarizing, Jesus is the 
they know his voice." How ^ Great Shepherd. We are 
nicely Jesus used this teach- His sheep. He truly leads 
ing of the sheep and shep-lus to green pastures and 
herds to teach us to follow i gives us water of Eternal 
Him, the Great Shepherd. jLife. If we follow him, we 
In the past, different', shall want for nothing. He 
visitors to Palestine have | will lead us to the Eternal 
attempted to imitate a shep- Shores of Heaven, 
herd. They tried to callj The sheep and shepherd 
sheep from the fold. They keep moving ahead. We are 
were unable to interest one 'to move ahead, grow, every 
single sheep. They were not, day becoming stronger in 
the shepherd and the sheep j the faith, more willing to 
were aware of it. submit unto the ways of the 

The close relationship ex- 'Lord. Jesus knows each of 
isting between the shepherd 'His sheep. He knows their 
and their sheep is tender, ' name. He knows when a 
touching and warming. It hair falleth from their 



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heads. When He calls, do 
we recognize His voice, or 
are we willing to follow' 
strangers, not shepherds? 10 
we follow strangers, false! 
teachers, then we are not 
sheep. 

Today there are many 
isms and faiths. We must 
study for ourselves. Let us 
take a lesson from the sheep 
and utterly refuse to follow 
anybody or any teaching, 
which would be contrary to 
God's Word. Let us follow 
Jesus, the true shepherd, 
who will lead us aright. 
The next chapter will in- 
clude more about the sheep 
and the shepherds. 

(To be continued.) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 

SENTENCE SERMONS 

Men's ambition is gener- 
^illjy proportioned to their 
Qapacity. Providence seldom 
sends anyone into the world 
with ^n inclination to at- 
tempt great things who have 
n(^t, the abilities likewise to 
perform th^m. 

The final test of religion 
is not religiousness, but love. 
The greatest thing in the 
world. 



you meant to spend your life 
there, never omitting an 
opportunity of doing a kind- 
ness, speaking a true word 
or making a friend. — Rus- 
kin. 



It's a good safe rule to so- 
journ in eyery place as if 



That man may last, but never lives, 
Who much receives but nothing 

gives; 
Whom none can love, whom none 

can thank, 
Creation's blot, creation's blank. 

The secret of success in 
life is for a man to be ready 
for his opportunity when it 
comes. — Disraeli. 



Wherever the Spirit of 
the Lord Jesus sways the 
heart, there is a passion to 
serve. 



The secret life of prayer, 
the open life of purity, the 
active life of service. Not 
one, nor the other, not any 
two, but all three, this is the 
true ideal. This is the true 
rounded life. 



THE PILGRIM'S WANTS 



I want a sweet sense of Thy Par- 
doning love, 
That my manifold sins are for- 
given; 
That Christ, as my advocate, plead- 
eth above. 
That my name is recorded in 
Heaven. 



I want every moment to feel 
That Thy Spirit resides in 



my 



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heart — 
That His power is present to cleanse 
and to heal, 
And newness of life to impart. 

I want — Oh! I want to attain 
Some likeness, my Savior, to 
Thee! 
That longed for resemblance once 
more to regain. 
Thy comeliness put upon me. 

I want to be marked for thine own, 
Thy seal on my forehead to wear; 
To receive that new name on the 
mystic white stone 
"Wliich none but thyself can de- 
clare. 

I want so in Thee to abide 
As to bring forth some fruit to 
thy praise; 
The branch which Thou prunest, 
though feeble and dried 
May languish, but never decays. 

I want thine own hand to unbind 

Each tie to terrestrial things, 
Too tenderly cherished, too closely 
entwined. 
Where my heart so tenaciously 
clings. 

I want, by my aspect serene, 

My actions and words, to declare 
That my treasure is placed in a 
country unseen. 
That my heart's best affections 
are there. 

I want as a trav'ller to haste 
Straight onward, nor pause on 
my way; 
Nor forethought in anxious con- 
trivance to waste 
On the tent only pitched for a 
day. 

I want — and thus sums up my 
prayer — 



To glorify Thee till I die; 
Then calmly to yield up my soul to 
Thy care. 
And breathe out in Faith my last 
sigh. 
Sel. by Sister Maxine Surbey. 



TWO SELVES HAVE I 



By Mona Hull Schroeder 



One self would follow the glitter- 
ing path. 
The path of the smart and gay, 
The path when burdens seem few 
and light 
To carry along the way. 

This self would wear the dress of 
style 
And live a life of ease; 
Surrounded by laughter, wine and 
song. 
And strive its friends to please. 

This self would follow the cause 
for war. 
As popular people do; 
Ignoring the things men hunger 
for — 
The things that are wise and 
true. 

But another self cries out for life, 

A life that is good and pure. 
That path it must travel leads up- 
hill. 
And burdens it must endure. 
This self would send out a friendly 
ring 
To encircle the whole wide world; 
It would lead a mighty crusade for 
peace 
With humanity's flags unfurled. 

It would put itself, not others, last, 
To its house keep an open door. 
And whatever it has it would gladly 
' share 



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With the friendless, sick and 
poor, 

Dear Father, today this prayer I 
ask, 
That humbly, on bended knee, 
I will somehow find and keep at 
last 
The self I would bring to thee. 
Sel by Ruth M. Snyder. 



THE WAY TO HAPPINESS 



Keep your heart free from hate. 

Your mind from worry. 

Live simply, expect little, give 

much. 
Fill your life with love. 
Scatter sunshine, forget self. 
Think of others and do as you 

would be done by. 
Try these for a week and you'll be 

surprised. 

Sel., Mrs. G. A. Eby. 



IF 



If you could look into my heart. 

And there could see; 
The good intentions that are there, 

But are not yet set free. 

If I could look into your heart. 
And know the god that's there; 
I'm sure we would be better friends. 
And thus would act more fair. 

If each could read the other's 
thoughts. 

There would be no hard feelings; 
But each could pray at close of day, 

While at our bedside kneeling. 



JUDGED 



You tell what you are by the friends 

you seek. 
By the manner in which you speak. 
By the way you employ you lesaure 



time, 
By the use you make of dollar and 
dime. 

You tell what you are by the things 
you wear, 

By the spirit in which you burdens 
bear, 

By the kind of thing at which you 
laugh. 

By records you play on the phono- 
graph. 

You tell what you are by the way 

you walk, 
By the things of which you delight 

to talk. 
By the manner in which you bear 

defeat. 
By so simple a thing as how you 

eat. 

By the books you choose from the 

well filled shelf. 
In these ways and more, you tell 
on yourself; 
So there's really no particle of 

sense. 
In any effort at pretense. 

Sel., Mrs. G. A. Eby. 



You are writing a gospel, a chapter 

a day, 
By deeds that you do and word* 

that you say. 
The world reads that feospel, 

whether faithless or true; 
Say, what is that gospel, according 

to you? 



IT'S WHAT YOUR ARE 



By Vera I. Emmert 



It's what you are that really counts. 
Not what you want to be, 

Or what you do the whole day long, 
Or what you feel and see. 

It's inner self that makes the man, 



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23 



Not surface features true; 
For in the end a beauty shell 
Will crumple weakly through. 

So be a man that's true to form, 
Build strength from inside out, 

Then you can greet each new born 
day, 
And know what it's about. 

For God alone can guide your 
steps 

To cast away self-pride; 
To be just what you ought to be 

And in his love abide. 



THINGS THAT COUNT 



It's the people within that make it 
a home 
With lots of happiness there. 

So don't be discouraged whatever 
your lot 
So long as you're doing your best; 
Remember God's love encircle the 
world "' 

From north to south, east, and 
west. 

Bel. by Ruth Snyder. 



Elma Emswiler 



It isn't so much the things that you 
do 
To win praise from the man by 
your side; 
It's the things that you do to let 
others know 
That God is your daily guide. 

It isn't so much the money you 
earn 
As you toil at your desk day by 
day; 
It's the good that it does to help 
someone else 
To know and to travel God's way. 

It isn't so much the tunes that you 

hum 

At home, at work, or at play; 

It's the words that they tell of His 

wonderful love 

That brighten life day by day. 

It isn't so much the house where 



you live 
Whether large, whether 
whether bare; 



small, 



PROMISED 



God hath not promised: 
Skies always blue, 

Flower-strewn pathways, 
All our lives through. 

God hath not promised: 
Sun vidthout rain, 

Joy without sorrow. 
Peace without pain. 

But God hath promised: 
Strength for the day. 

Rest for the labor, 
Light for. the way. 

Grace for the 'trials. 
Help from above. 

Undying sympathy. 
Undying love. 

Sel. Mrs. G. A. 



Eby. 



MY HAND IN GOD'S 



Florence Scripps Kellogg 



Each morning when I wake I say, 
"I place my hand in God's today," 
I know He'll walk close to my side 
My every wandering step to guide. 

He leads me with the tenderest care 
When paths are dark and I despair; 
No need for me to understand, 
If I but hold fast to His hand. 



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My hand in His! No surer way 
To walk in safety through each day. 
By His great bounty I am fed; 
Warmed by His love, and com- 
forted. 



Wed. 1— Job 35. 
Thurs. 2— Job 36:1-15. 
Fri. 3— Psa. 48. 
Sat. 4— Psa. 17. 
Memory verse, Psa. 9:8, "And he 
shall judge the world in righteous- 
When at day's end I seek my rest.'ness, he shall minister judgment to 
And realize how much I'm blessed,; the people in uprightness." 



My thanks pour out to Him, and 

then 
I place my hand in God's again. 
Sel. by Ruth Pike. 



THE GOSPEL 



John 3:16 



For God the Lord of Earth and 

heaven 
So loved, and longed to see for- 
given 
The world in sin and pleasure mad, 
That He gave the greatest gift he 

had. 
His only Son to take our place 
That whosoever O, what grace 
Believeth, placing simply trust 
In Him, the righteous and the just, 
Should not perish, lost in sin 
But have eternal life, in Him. 



Whosoever therefore shall humble 
himself as this little child, the 
same is greatest in the kingdom of 
heaven. 



DAILY BIBLE READING FOR 
JULY 



Righteousness 



Memory verse. Job. 27:6, "My 
righteousness I hold fast, and will 
not let it go: my heart shall not 
reproach me so long as I live." 



Sun. 5— Jer. 23:1-9. 

Mon. 6— Matt. 3. 

Tues. 7— Prov. 14:27-35. 

Wed. 8— Hosea 10:9-15. 

Thurs. 9— Dan. 4:19-28. 

Fri. 10— I Cor. 15:19-36. 

Sat. 11— Isa. 32:9-20. 
Memory verse, Psa. 145:17, "The 
Lord is righteous in all his ways, 
and holy in all his works." 

Sun. 12— Isa. 11:1-11. 

Mon. 13— Eph. 6:11-24. 

Tues. 14— Phil. 1:8-24, 

Wed. 15-^ames 1:12-22. 

Thurs. 16— I Tim. 6:6-16. 

Fri. 17 — Psa. 40:4-17. 

Sat. 18— Prov. 16:1-14. 
Memory verse, Psa. 23:3, "He re- 
storeth my soul: he leadeth me in 
the paths of righteousness for his 
name's sake." 

Sun. 19— Titus 2. 

Mon. 20— Titus 3. 

Tues. 21— Rom. 1:16-21. 

Wed. 22— Gal. 2:11-21. 

Thurs. 23— Rom. 14:14-23. 

Fri. 24 — Rom. 8:1-14. 

Sat. 25— Ezekiel 18:19-32. 
Memory verse. Matt. 5:6, "Blessed 
are they which do hunger and 
thirst after righteousness: for they 
shall be filled. 

Sun. 26—11 Tim. 4-1:8. 

Mon. 27— II Peter 2:1-10. 

Tues. 28—11 Peter 3:1:15. 

Wed. 29—1 John 3:1-11. 

Thurs. 30— Psa. 106:1-6. 

Fri. 31—11 Cor. 5:11-21. 



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Vol. XXXI July 1, 1953 No. 13 

'*For th€ fsjth once for all delivered to the Saints." 

ii 

OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and || OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
Script«iral in practice. || the world and pre«teh the gospel. 

H 

OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



CONFERENCE buildings were located over 

REFLECTIONS 'the grounds for our needs. 

;The local congregations had 

Many of us need to be cleaned and arranged the 
very thankful to our buildings for our needs. 
Heavenly Father for the The untiring efforts of the 
manv blessings throughout cooks and a large group of 
another General Confer- volunteers from most all the 
ence. First, as the elements congregations amply took 
ravaged their path of de- care of our physical needs, 
struction on twosides of the' The attendance for all 
conference grounds, one less sessions was very encourag- 
than 100 miles away, we were ing, especially the number 
unaware of Divine protec- of young people. The at- 
tion until news reports told tendance was well repre- 
of the plight of other locali-'sented from over the 
ties. We were blessed with I brotherhood, a large number 
mild and temperate weather. I of members from ten states 
When the normal rain fell it and perhaps a few others, 
was soon followed with; The average attendance for 
warm sunshine. Our needs 'all sessions for the five days 



were well taken care of and 
not even a natural amount 



was at least three hundred 
with about five hundred and 



of sickness was reported. J fifty on Sunday. A general 
. The conference grounds effort to be at the services 
were located in a wooded and not just loiter on the 
spot of about fifty acres, ^rounds was appreciated, 
just outside the town of The concern shown in one 
Hillsdale, Mich. Ample another and the christian 



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fellowship was well worth visions; for their untiring 
ail the effort and expense, efforts in making this Gen- 

The massages delivered eral Conference a blessing 
and the singing could not to all. May we each con- 
help but be uplifting to each sider our life according to 
individual attending. A God's Holy Word and labor 
general interest for the wel- for Christ and the church. 

fare of the church and a — — 

concern for one another was STUDY 

showm in all business ses- 

sions. Ample consideration' "Study to shew thyself ap- 
was given for all business proved unto God, a workman 
with a general desire to be that needeth not to be 
guided by the New Testa- ashamed, rightly dividing 
ment for the welfare of all the word of truth," II Tim. 
the brotherhood. A noted 2:15. 

feeling was shown through- Study Means: To closely 
out the conference that each examine for the purpose of 
member should labor to learning and understanding, 
observe all the decisions of We are living in an age of 
General Conference that skilled labor in practically 
we might be united in prac- every field. We could take 
tice and not drift into the any field of labor as ex- 
foolish and sinful practice ample and draw out prac- 
of this world. I tically the same lesson. Sup- 

We feel the spiritual en- pose we use arithmetic tor 
vironment and the influence an example. Arithmetic 
upon our young people was has many branches and per- 
well worth the time and haps the average individual 
effort to those who bore the uses only a small part of 
obligations. We should all these branches during an 
sincerely thank Our Heaven- enure Hfetime. However, if 
ly Father for His protecting he understands, at least a 
care and His many temperal general idea of the entire 
and Spiritual Blessings, the subject, he knows what part 
program committee, the to use for a certain problem, 
committee of arrangements, How did he acquire this un- 
those who arranged the derstanding? First he went 
lodging, the cooks, and those to the fundamental text- 
who gathered the pro- books of mathematics and 



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by practice, study, and ex- tions and has so great an 
perience with them and their opportunity to uphold the 
fundamentals, he has been true, genuine and most ac- 
trained to understand arith- ' curate way. 
metic. He is so skilled with^ The unfallible textbook, 
fingers that they automatic- the Holy Bible, is available 
ally and quickly arrange to everyone, all we need to 
themselves toward a solu-'do is look into it and seek 
tion of the problem at hand, its guidance. The Holy 
His solution can be relied on Spirit has admonished us, 
as accurate and certain. He through the prophets of 
finds satisfaction and joy in God, to study God's Holy 
solving problems because Word. No skill is acquired 
they are not difficult. He in any field vdthout much 
knows his solution is cor- time, much effort, much 
rect, he realizes he has ac- sacrifice and a continuance 
complished something, and in that field. Helps, explan- 
because he has this ability atory books, outlines, or a 
and confidence, others go to planned course beginning 
him for advice and he is a with a primer and gradu- 
help to humanity. !ally digging deeper is neces- 

No subject is of a greater sary to any line of study. 
use to the individual and his One thing, fundamental in 
associates than Christianity, all subjects, is never to de- 
No subject brings greater part from the Foundation 
satisfaction for ones efforts, text, always have it by you 
No subject has so valuable, ' and your mind upon it. 
so far reaching and so long Other books are only to ex- 
lasting a future as christian- plain, broaden, and open up 
ity. No subject is built on the real textbook to our 
so definite a list of facts and mind. 

sc far reaching experiences The Bible Study Board 
because Christianity is has selected and has re- 
established and directed by sprinted a set of books to 
an unfallable God and not give us an outline, a frame- 
by man. No field is so un-|work, a system of creating- 
filled, so uncrowded and an interest in, a love for, 
such a great opportunity for and an understanding of 
development as Christianity, the Holy Bible. Are we 
No field has so many imita- using and studying these 



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ciate Editor. Consider her ways; and be 

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sociate Bditor. WlSe, n OV. b.t). ine 

sluggard is wiser in his own 

books? Are leaders in the conceit than seven men that 
congregations willing to can render a reason." Prov. 
take the time and effort to 26:16. 

teach and explain the Holy How much proverty could 
Bible through these books? be prevented if it were not 
Are you as an individual for idleness ! He becomes 
member willing to study, poor that worketh with a 
memorize, and help your slack hand: but the hand of 
leaders that you may each the diligent maketh rich, 
be skilled workmen in the; ''He that gathereth in 
word of God? Are you summer is a wise son: but 
ignorant and ashamed of he that sleeepeth in harvest 
your occupation as a Chris- is a son that causeth shame," 
tian? "The Bible Outline,", Prov. 10:5. "Drowsiness 
"The Old Testament His- shall clothe a man with 
tory," and "The New Testa- rags," Prov. 23:21. "The 
ment History" are for your j desire of the slothful killeth 
benefit, will you use them? him; for his hands refuse to 
If Christianity is the ^ labor," Prov. 21:25. "Love 



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not sleep, lest thou come to Thomas. "I am," He said, 
povert}^; open thine eyes, "the way, the Truth and the 
and thou shall be satisfied Life; no man cometh unto 
with bread," Prov. 20:13. ;the Father, but by Me." So 

Idleness is the Devil's how else can we obtain 
workshop, withal they learn eternal life, but through 
going from house to house, work, prayer and a Chris- 
Not only idle but tattlers tian living. Every Christian 
also, and busybodies. Speak- should proclaim to all that 
ing things which they ought "there is one God, and one 
not, I Tim. 5:13. 'mediator between God and 

If we do our duty we v/ill man, the man Christ Jesus; 
find little time for idleness, who gave Himself a ransom 
With running our own for all," I Tim. 2:5-6. 
household and working to- Jesus worked for us and 
ward an eternal life, there had no time for foolish and 
will be no time on our hands idle- things and died that we 
for foolsih and idle things, might live. Let's all put our 
We will do well to guard time to better use which is 
against idleness in any way. the least we can do for one 

As we drive along our who died to save us all. 
modern highways, one can-| Cumberland, Md. 

not help but wonder of allj ^ 

the lost and idle souls in thej HUNGER 

many ungodly places of our! 

modern times. We wonder | ttt-i^ j tt i ^ 

why and where they canj Wiltred Umland 

find so much time for idle; 

and evil things. If it were! I wish to write at the 
a Christian meeting or present time in regard to 
church work of any kind, hunger, which we, as chil- 
how many of those same dren of God, all do. We 
people would have time for hunger for not only the 
it. They have time for fool- .natural food for our bodies, 
ishness and idleness but no but we do hunger and thirst 
time at all for good works | after the spiritual food and 
and preparing for a better | drink for our souls. We 
and eternal life. lean thank only God for this 

We remember the reply food and drink, glory be to 
of Jasus when he spoke to God. 



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We turn to God's Word as they have done to Jeremiah 
found in Exod. 16:2, "And the Prophet, whom they 
the whole congregation of have cast into the dungeon; 
the children of Israel murm- and he is like to die for hun- 
ered against Moses and ger in the place where he is ; 
Aaron in the wilderness, and for there is no more bread 
the children of Israel said in the city." Lam. 2:19, 
unto them, Would to God "Arise, cry out in the night 
we had died by the hand of in the beginning of the 
the Lord in the land of watches pour out thine 
Egypt, when we sat by the heart like water before tne 
flesh pots, and when we did face of the Lord: lift up 
eat bread to the fill; for ye thy hands toward him for 
have brought us forth into the life of thy young chii- 
this wilderness, to kill this dren, that faith for hunger 
whole assembly with hun- in the top of every street." 
ger." Now let us notice in Ezek. 34:29, "And I will 
tne book of Nehemiah, Neh. raise up for them a Plant of 
9:15, "And gavest them Renown and they shall be no 
bread from heaven for there more consumed with hunger 
hunger, and broughtest in the land, neither bear the 
forth water for them out of shame of the heathen any 
the rock for their thirst, and more. 

promisedst them that they Matt. 4:2, "And when he 
should go in to possess the had fasted forty days and 
land which thou had sworn forty nights, he was after- 
to give them." Prov. 19:15, ward an hungered." Matt. 
"Slothfuiness casteth into a 5:6,5:6, "Blessed are they 
deep sleep and an idle soul which do hunger and thirst 
shall suffer hunger." after righteousness, for they 

Isaiah 49:10, "They shall shall be filled," Matt. 12:1, 
not hunger nor thirst ; "At that time Jesus went on 
neither shall the heat nor the sabbath day through the 
sun smite them : for he that corn : and his disciples were 
hath mercy on them shall an hungered and began to 
lead them, even by the pluck the ears of corn, and 
springs of water shall he to eat." Luke 15:17, "And 
guide them." Jer. 38:9, when he came to himself, he 
"My lord the king, these men said. How many hired serv- 
have done evil in all that ants of my father's have 



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bread enough and to spare, PLANTING OR PLANTED 

and I perish with hunger." 

Rom. 12:20, ^'Therefore if ^^ i^'^JS" .l^p^^^^^ p. .. 

thine enerny hunger give JVlatt. 15:13, But Christ 
him drink: for in so doing answered and said, every 
thou shall heap coals of fire Pj^nt, which my heavenly 
on his head." Rev. 7:16, ^^^her, hath not planted, 
"They shah hunger no more, shall be rooted _up.^ Those 
neither thirst any more; things that Christ hatn not 
neither shall the ,BUh light on planted we are told to 
them, nor any h^. For the leave alone.^ We fee there 
Lamb which is in the midst '^\^. things m the churches 
of the throne shall feed and whjch are planted by tne 
shall lead them unto living fyil one, the devil. V. 14, 
fountains of waters; and Let them alone: they be 
God shall wipe away all bh^d, eaders of the b md, 
tears from their eyes." ^^ the blind lead the _ blind, 

Waukee Iowa. ;they both shall tall m the 

- ' 'ditch." Are there not many 

n D things planted in the 

I iMi?wQ iT-i^Ms I churches, over the land to- 

I Nhy^h ilii^Mb I ^^y^ ^j^.^^ ^^^ Lord had not 

D □ : planted ? 

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come? Are they not from harlot than a christian. I 
the evil one? Let us judge understand bobbed hair 
ourselves by His Word that came from the harlot. We 
we may not be judged. are told to come out from 

Rom.. 6:3, ''Know ye among the w^orld, and be a 
not, that so many of us as separate people, a plain 
were baptized into Jesus people, a peculiar people; 
Christ were baptized into living separate from the 
His death ? Therefore we world. Where is our separa- 
are buried with him by bap- tion if we dress as the world 
tism into death : like as dressse and do as the world 
Christ was raised up from does. Let us turn back to 
the dead by the glory of the the Old Testament, or the 
Father, even so we also walk time of the Jews. Jer. 2:21, 
in newness of life. For if The Lord told the prophet 
we have been planted to- Jeremiah, "Let I had plant- 
gether in the likness of his ed thee a noble vine, wholly 
death, we shall be also in the a right seed : how then art 
likeness of his resurrection." thou turned into the degen- 
This is the first step into the erate plant of a strange vine 
church or shall I say into unto me?" Before we go 
the family of God. Just be- any farther this refers to 
fore Christ left His dis- the Jews and points f ore- 
ciples He told them in Matt, ward to the Gentiles. 
28:19-20, "Go ye therefore,! Christ is referred to as the 
and teach all nations bap- vine as we will soon see. 
tizing them in the name of Isa. 5:1, "My well-beloved has 
the 1^'ather, and of the Son, a vineyard in a very fruitful 
and the Holy Ghost: teach- hill: and he fenced it, and 
ing them to observe all gathered out the stones 
things whatsoever I have thereof, and planted it with 
commanded you : and lo, I the choicest vine, and built a 
am with you always, even tower in the midst of it, and 
unto the end of the world." also made a winepress there- 
For a woman to have her in : and looked that it should 
hair shorn, and her garment bring forth grapes, and it 
cut off at both ends to show brought forth wild grapes, 
her nakedness, is an abom- inhabitants of Jerusalem, 
ation in the sight of God. To and men of Judea, judge, I 
me she looks more like a pray you, between me and 



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my vineyard." What more said among themselves, as 
could I have done to my they saw Him coming, let us 
vineyard, than what I have kill Him. Read to the end 
done yet v/hen I looked for of the chapter and you will 
grapes, it brought forth vdld have the entire account, 
grapes? Ex. 14:17, Moses V. 40, asks, ¥/hat will the 
said he (God) would bring Lord do with those wicked 
them and plant them (Jews) husbandman (Jews) ? He 
in the montains of thine in (God) will destroy those 
heritance, and in a place he wicked men, and let His 
hath made for them to dwell vineyard out to other hus- 
in, Psa. 80:8, tells us He bandmen (Gentiles) who 
(God) brought a vine out of shall render him the fruit in 
Egypt: and planted it. As I their seasons. He asked if 
have said before, the vine is they never read in the scrip- 
Christ, and it was God who ture, the stone (Christ) 
planted the vine, and the which the builders (Jews) 
Jews are the husbandman, rejected is become the head 
or the ones who take care of of the corner; this is the 
the vineyard. Lord's doings, therefore say 

Christ tells us in another I unto you (Jews) the king- 
parabie. Matt. 21:33, there dom of God shall be taken 
was a certain householder away from you and given to 
(God) which planted a vine- a nation bringing forth the 
yard, digged a winepress in fruit thereof. When the 
it, built a tower, and let it chief priests and the Phari- 
out to husbandmen (Jews) sees had heard this parable, 
then went into a far country. ' they perceived that He 
When the time for the fruit spake of them. But when 
drew near, he sent His serv-^they sought to lay hands on 
ants (prophets) to the hus-'Him they feared the multi- 
bandman (Jews) and theyitude, for they took Him 
took the servants (prophets) i (Christ) for a prophet. 
beat one, killed another, and| John 15, Christ tells us He 
.'stoned another. Again He, is the true vine, here He 
sent out others more than I talks to those that follow 
the first and they did like- ' Him. He tells them His 
wise unto them. At last He father (God) is the hus~ 
sent His Son saying, they bandmen, we are the 
will receive my Son but they branches. Every branch 



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that bareth not fruit He away from the group. First, 
taketh away. So if we have the shepherd will call them, 
been planted, or drafted into in their language, by name, 
the true vine (Christ), we Should one not return, the 
need have no fear for per- shepherd groups the "ninety 
feet love casteth out fear, and nine" and leaves them. 
Christ said if you love me They sense the need of stay- 
keep my coiTimandments. ing together. 
He that sayeth he ioveth me He goes in search of the 
and doeth not the things I lost sheep. His concern for 
say, is a liar. As I said be- the moment is not for those 
fore, every plant my that are in safety, but for 
Heavenly Father hath not the one that is lost. The 
planted shall be rooted up. shepherd will make a very 
Let us remember there are diligent search, risking his 
plants in many churches own life, if need be. He 
that our Heavenly Father dose not give up. He is very 
did not plant. I kindly ask persistent. He knows that 
one and all to take his Bible the one that strayed away 
and see if you have any and is lost is his responsi- 
thing in your church that bility. He has a very per- 
Christ has not planted. sonal feeling for each of his 

Needmore, Pa. sheep. He continues his 

search until he either finds 

TOURING THE HOLY ithe lost sheep, or until he 
LAND 'finds its carcass, denoting 
I the fact that it was over- 
Paul R. Myers iby wolves or some other 

'enemy. 

Chapter 35 | If the lost sheep is found 

Sheep and Shepherds caught in a. crevice, as often 

^2iYt 2 I happens, he takes his staff, 

! which has a hcjok on the end 

Continuing where we left for that purpose, and 

off in chapter 34, we were reaches into the crevice and 

greatly impressed with the frees the sheep. If the sheep 

care and devotion a shep- becomes stranded on a 

herd renders to his sheep, narrow high ledge, as often 

As he leads them, occassion- happens, he will endanger 

ally one or two will stray his own life, to rescue it. If 



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the sheep strays away too itself. 

far from the group and be-' Jesus is the great Shep- 
comes lost, the shepherd herd. We are His sheep. If 
searches and calls, searches we stray away from the fold, 
and calls until he finds it. if we become weak, if we 
It has been witnessed, that fail along our christian 
when such is the case, the walk of life, Jseus is ready 
sheep that was lost shows and willing to help us get 
its satisfaction in being re- back into the fold. He came 
turned to the fold. Too, the to seek and save the lost. He 
shepherd has a sense of will help us over the dan- 
satisfaction in not having gerous places in life. He 
lost a single sheep. left the great sheepfold, 

I saw, while in Palestine, Heaven, for that very pur- 
an instance where a sheep pose. 

had wandered away from Jesus gave us a wonder- 
the flock. The shepherd left ful example. Since seeing 
those remaining and went in the great and earnest effort 
search of the lost. :the shepherds put forth to 

We often see pictures, de- preserve every one of their 
picting Jesus, the Great sheep, and knowing Jesus' 
Shepherd, carrying a lamb teaching concerning the sub- 
in His arms. We saw a ject, feel, that we as a 
shepherd carrying a weak church are not diligent 
lamb in his arms, close to enough, either in laboring 
his bosom. The lamb was with those that go astray, 
not strong enough to follow! or going out actually seek- 
the sheep. Had it not re- ing those that are lost, 
ceived help, it would have, Jesus was not teaching 
been lost and no doubt would something in the tenth chap- 
have perished. jter of John that we are to 

Seeing the shepherd overlook, in maintaining the 
carrying the lamb was church. He meant to teach 
touching. It needed help, us our duties towards those 
The shepherd had sufficient that are sheep, and are led 
personal interest in the weak or on their own, go astray, 
lamb to help it. Wtih a little It becomes the duties of the 
of the right kind of help, church, and especially the 
when it was weak would en- shepherd of the church, to 
able it, soon, to take care of make every effort, to lead 



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back, the one that has be- will be pleased to see his 
come lost. A true shepherd sheep growing spiritually 
will do exactty that. He is ana will be alarmed when 
commanded of Jesus Christ they are not doing so well, 
to do that very thing. The The Shepherd's role in the 
shepherd has a very grave church is a very important 
responsibility resting upon one. 
him. Again referring to the 

So do the sheep. It is the sheep, we find that they are 
duty of the sheep to remain very gentle. They are a 
within the fold and with the peaceful animal. They do 
flock. That becomes an in- not ravage on other animals, 
dividual responsibility. A They cling to one another, 
sheep will follow his shep- They are harmlses. They 
herd. Thinking of the move from place to place, 
church as the sheepfold, the so united together, they 
leaders as the shepherds and seem to be as one. They do 
the members as the sheep, not go from place to place, 
each one has upon his and in doubt as to who their 
her shoulders responsibil- sneplierd is. They know 
ities, if faithfully discharged their shepherd and look to 
will not work a hardship on him for guidance, protection 
the other and will cause and leadership. They do 
God's will to be done on not follow by compulsion, 
earth and Christ's church to but they follow volunary. 
grow. Neither do sheep quarrel 

A true shepherd loves his among themselves. They, 
sheep. He will give his life '^ong ago, learned how to 
for his sheep. He will put live with one another. See- 
the welfare of the sheep mg the sheep on the Judean 
ahead of his own welf are., hills, brought these thoughts 
He will make sacrifices for to our minds, 
the cause of the sheep. He Might we apply these 
will not intentionally do thoughts to our individual 
something that will harm, lives, as Jesus meant we 
frighten or divide the sheep, should when He gave us the 
He will lead in accordance tenth chapter of John. We 
with the Word and the ex- should be meek, gentle, long- 
ample Jesus gave. He be- suffering, not quarrelsome, 
ing the great Shepherd. He not divided. 



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13 



If each member of the 
church would pray that God 
might make tnem as sheep, 
ana each sneep would con- 
duct himself as such, the 
cnurch would be a very 
powerful, soul-saving insti-j 
tution here on earth. If we 
as siieep, would cling as' 
ciose to one another as the 
sheep do in Palestine, Satan 
would have a hard time 
making in-roads on our 
churcn. More to follow in 
church. 

Chapter 36. Part 3 

While in Palestine, the 
writer having heard and 
studied considerable regard- 
ing sheep, wanted to deter- 
mine a few things for him- 
self, in conformity with the 
teachings in God's Word 
concerning the shepherd and 
the sheep. I pass it on to 
you for the value you may 
get out of it. 

The raising, grazing and 
shepherding of sheep dates 
back to nearly the beginning 
of time. Genesis 4:2, "And 
she again bear his brother 
Abel. And Abel was a keep- 
er of sheep, but Cain was a 
tiller of the ground." Here 
we have in God's Holy Word 
that the second generation 
of man, one was a keeper of 
sheep. He was a shepherd. 



Knowing that from the 

beginning until today, we 

have sheep and shepherds, 

;we believe that it will always 

be, as long as this earth 

stands. Jesus used the Good 

! Shepherd chapter to teach 

'us, something of long dura- 

'tion, how to live acceptable 

unto Him. Let us glean a 

few more thoughts from 

what our eyes saw while in 

Palestine. 

As stated previously, the 
shepherd goes before his 
sheep. He leads. So does 
Jesus and so must shepherds 
of Christ's flock today. To 
attempt to drive the sheep 
would result in confusion 
and have a tendency to 
divide the flock. Jesus says, 
"The Shepherd leadeth 
them." 

Jesus is our Divine Shep- 
herd. He led, when on 
earth, in such a way that 
multitudes followed Him. 
He leads today and whoso- 
ever will, may follow Him. 
May we not only sing the 
words, but may they have 
meaning in our life, "Where 
He leads, I'll follow all the 
way." 

Jesus is the Good Shep- 
herd. John 10:11, "I am the 
good shepherd: the good 
shepherd giveth his life for 
the sheep." Jesus not only 



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stated these words, but He each sheep does likewise. It 
did give His life for His is beautiful. They rely so 
sheep on the Cross of Cal-! thoroughly on the judgment 
vary. Thus He became the 'of their shepherd. 
Divine Shepherd, as well asj It becomes all the more 
the Good Shepherd. ! spectacular, when you see 

Isaiah, the great prophet, | the sheep so faithfully 
in foretelling of the work following their shephrecl, 
and coming of the Good land he is leading them to 
Shepherd, in Isaiah 40:11 the market place to be 
gives us these thoughts, "He I slaughtered. They follow 
shall feed His flock like a jail the way. That surely 
shepherd: He shall gather i presents a lesson for each 
the lambs with His arms, | follower of Christ. Christ, 
and carry them in His i the good shepherd went all 
bosom, and shall gently lead I the way. We, as sheep, 
those that are with young." 'should go all the way, even 



He fulfilled every portion of 
this prophecy. 

It is not uncommon for a 



if it means the giving of our 
life for the cause. 
Under the old testament, 



shepherd to chose out of his when blood sacrifcies were 
flock of sheep, five or six or! demanded, the sheep made a 
more and call them from the I perfect type of sacrifice. It 
remaining flock. He will was so typical of the Christ, 
lead them out of the pasture, who, under the New, made 
They follow him in single the one great sacrifice. The 



file wherever he may lead 
them. He will take them 
down the road to the little 
village. 

They follow so willing and 
so obediently. , If the shep- 
herd steps down over the 
curb, so do the sheep. If he 
steps to the side to allow 
some one to pass, they do 
the same. In the village, if 
the shepherd walks around 
a pole, or a mud puddle or an 



sheep submitted and so did 
Jesus. Isaiah 53 :7, "He was 
oppressed, and He was af- 
flicted yet He opened not His 
mouth: He is brought as 
a lamb to the slaughter, and 
as a sheep before her shear- 
ers is dumb, so He opened 
not His mouth." 

The sheep are raised for 
their wool and for their 
meat. They are slain, giving 
their life to afford life to 



obstruction in their way, those that partake. Jesus 



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was slain that we might feet, when a sword pierced 
have life and have it more His side, He did not re- 
abundantly. Italiate. He remained a 

Isaiah, in the above scrip- lamb, the only begotten 
ture, refers to a sheep being Lamb of God. 
dumb before her shearers. I I climbed a fence one day, 
saw a shining example of while in Palestine. I walk- 
this reference a year or so ed over very rugged land 
ago. A large number of and approached three sheep 
sheep were corralled, await- 'that were grazing apart 
ing their turn at being from the remainer of this 
shorn. One by one they particular flock. They were 
were brought to the men do- unafraid. I spoke to them 
ing the shearing. The but was a stranger to them, 
shearers placed them in a 1 1 tried to call them to follow 
very awkard and trying me. They refused. They 
positions, that they might be knew me not. I was not 
able to shear off all the wool j their shepherd. They per- 
of their bodies. They sub-emitted me to pat them, but 
mitted. They gave up their I could not influence them to 
wool without restraint. I follow me. They were docile, 
Occasionally, the shearers, not quarrelsome, but neither 
using fast power shears, 'would they accept strange 
would nick the skin until the | leadership. That is the posi- 
blood came out. If it hurt'tion we should occupy in the 
the sheep, which one would church and in the world, 
think it did, the sheep didj Watching the shepherds 
not let on. They remained j so faithfully and loyally 
as dumb, until completely guarding their sheep 
shorn. | brought to our minds how 

When we come to the | God and Jesus so faithfully 
place in life that we are as watches over us. The shep- 
docile as the sheep, even I herds notice when a sheep is 
under trying times, we will | lagging behind. God notices 



have come close to answer- 
ing the purpose for which 
we were placed here. 

When Jesus was led to 
Calvary, when the nails were 



when a hair falls from our 
heads. 

The shepherd takes his 
sheep to shelter at the end 
of the day. God takes His 



driven in His hands and His sheep to the Haven of Rest 



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at the end of life. i 

A close and unbroken re- 
lationship exists between 
the sheep and their shep-, 
herd. May an unbroken re- 
lationship exist between 
each of us and the Great 
Shepherd, the Lord Jesus 
Christ. More to follow 
about sheep in the next 
chapter. 

(To be continued.) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 

FOXE'S BOOK OF 
MARTYRS 



Chapter XIII 

The inquisition of the 
church of Rome was, in its 
days of power, one of the 
most terrible engines of 
tyranny ever created by 
man. It may be said to date 
from the year 1200, when 
Pope Innocent III, perceiv- 
ing that the Waldenses and 
other sects differing from 
the church were increasing 
in numbers, sent among 
them inquisitors, or monks 
who wer known to be de- 
voted to the cause of the 
church. As their name im- 
plied, they were appointed to 
inquire into everything that 
might lead to the discovery 
of heresy. Until the year 
1248, inquisitors had no 
buildings of their own, but 



travelled about from place 
to place; after that date they 
began to have houses called 
courts of the Inquisition, in 
which they lived and in 
which they could try, torture 
and imprisonment tnose who 
fell under suspicion of hold- 
ing views contrary to the 
church of Rome. 

As years went on the pun- 
ishment for heresy became 
more and more severe, and 
the inquisitors were given 
almost absolute power. 
Among their instructions, 
or rules, were the f ollovv^ing : 
"Any house in which a here- 
tic has been known to live 
shall be destroyed; any 
prince, lord, or bishop spar- 
ing a heretic shall lose his 
place, lands, or office; her- 
etics shall not be attended 
by a physician, even though 
suffering from mortal dis- 
ease." There were forty- 
five such rules agreed to 
and adpoted by a council. 
As a great many priests of 
the church were too humane 
to enforce these cruel laws 
with a severity sufficient to 
satisfy those in power, the 
Dominican order of monks 
especially was selected from 
which to appoint inquisitors. 
These, from the gloomy, 
rigid rules of their com- 
munity, were u s u a 1 1 y 



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strangers to any feelings of mands. It was a state as 
pity or compassion. Courts well as a church tribunal, 
of the Inquisition were put and its influence was felt for 
under the control of these over three hundred years on 
dark and vengeful spirits, the government of the 
and established in Italy, nation. 
Germany, France, Spain, j Headquarters of the 
and other countries. The^ Inauisition 

people in the south ofj ^ 

France— the country of the' At the city of Serville, in 
Waldenses-rose time and the south of Spam, the head- 
again, and took bloody quarters of the Inquisition 
vengeance upon some of the was established. Its object 
most hated of the inquisi- was not merely the supres- 
tors; and as time went on sion of heresy though this 
the powers of the Inquisi- might be the principal ac- 
tion were much restricted, cusation under which most 
and at last entirely abolish-; of its victims suffered, 
ed in France and Germany, Money was often the real 
b7 enlightened kings or object of search; therefore, 
emperors. jit was people of wealth that 

' But in Spain, at a later the iron hand of the In- 
date the inquisition rose quisition was most apt to 
with renewed strength. In seize. No high office or 
the year 1480 it was estab-|lofty dignity in church or 
lished with the consent ofj State, no eminence in art or 
Ferdinand and Isabella, and' science, no purity of life, 
became more powerful,, and; could save a man from its 
was more dreaded than any secret, sudden attack. The 
court that had ever before profit, or spoils, wrung from 
existed in the world. Woe to 'its victims amounted to 
men or women forced to en-I large sums annually, and 
ter the gloomy portals of the this was divided between the 
Spanish Inquisition— a fate king, and the church at 



worse than death awaited 
them. Even the king of 
Spain, tyrants though many 
of them were, trembled at 



Rome. All the officials of 
the Holy Office, as the In- 
quisition was called, were 
also paid from the confis- 



its name and dared not dis-,cated property of the accus- 
obey the least of its com- ed; it was therefore to the 



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interest of each one of them others were sent to countries 
that the stream of wealth under the power of Spain, 
should not run dry owing; notably in the Netherlands, 
to any lack of victims from where during the bloody 
whom to wring it. The In- 'sway of the duke of Alva 
quisition began its work in I its victims numbered thou- 
Seville early in the year 
1481, and before that one 
year was out had burned 



alive 298 persons. 

The Burning Place 

The Quemadaro, as it was 
called, or burning place, was 
built by the mayor or Seville, 
at this time, to accommo- 
date the many condemned to 



sands. 

Cruelties of Torquemada. 

Torquemada was chief in- 
quisitor until his death, and 
during the eighteen years he 
ruled the Holy Office, ten 
thousand two hundred and 
twenty persons were burned 
alive, and ninety-seven 
thousand three hundred and 



die by fire. It rose, a square! twenty-two punished with 
platform of stone, upon a loss of property, or im- 
level place not far from thejprisonment — numbers so 
city. Upon this grim altar I large as to seem incredible, 
the lives of almost daily but which are given by 
flames and smoke. The in- Llorente, the Spanish his- 
creasing activity of the Holy torian of the Inquisition, 



Office soon required a more 
efficient body of workers; 
so the Dominican monk, 
Thomas of Torquemada, a 
name that will be forever 
infamous in history, was 
made inquisitor general by 
pope Sixtus IV. Torque- 
mada appointed a regular 
staff of officials, judges, 
secretaries, spies, execu- 
tioners, and a treasurer. 
Besides the central office in 
Seville there were four 
similar local tribunals estab- 
lished ; and in course of time 



to 



who was well qualified 
judge of their accuracy. 

In the course of years, as 
may be imagined, such 
measures completely crush- 
ed Protestantism out of 
Spain; those who had not 
fled to other countries had 
been burned — ^there were 
none left. By 1808, when 
the Inquisition was abolish- 
ed, its victims numbered, ac- 
cording to the historian 
named before, 31,912 persons 
burned alive, and 291,450 im- 
prisoned in its dungeons. 



BIBLE MONITOR 19 

Rules and Customs of the was deemed a sufficient 
Inquisition. cause for condemnation, 

All officials of the Inquisi- especially if the unfortunate 
tion were sworn to keep happened to be wealthy. He 
secret everything that hap- was never allowed to see the 
pened in relation to it, either laces of his accusers ; f re- 
within or without its walls. Q^ently was kept m ignor- 
The usual charge brought f^ce of the crime with which 
against a prisoner was ^e was charged and was 
heresy. This was held to subjected, day after day, to 
mean anything spoken or questioning and torture to 
written against any of the wrmg from him a confes- 
articles of the creed, or the ^^^^• 

traditions of the Romish Prisoners of the Inquisition 
church. Equally guilty^ were I rj.^^ Inquisition generally 
those who believed that per-^gei^ed its victim it night, 
sons of Rome could be saved ^^^ ^^^ slightest hint of 
from eternal punishment, or ^^^^^^ ^^s permitted to 
who disapproved of any of ^g^^j^ j^jj^ until the actual 
the action^ of the Inquisi- moment of his arrest. At 
tion. Failing to inform of j^idnight, while he was 
others who held such views; gj^eping in fancied security, 
reading books not approved ^^^y. figures silently assem- 
by the inquisition; lending bj^^j ^^^^^.^ his house and 
such books to others to read ; | demanded entrance. To the 
letting a year pass by with-i ^gg^ion, "In whose name is 
out going to a priest for^^is required?" the answer 
confession; eating meat on a' ^g^ urp^^^ jj^jy Office." "A 
fast-day— these with almosUhunderbolt, launced from 
innumerable other tnviaKlack and angry clouds," say 
acts, committed or not com-|t h e Spanish historian, 
mitted, were called heresy, | Ugt^uck not with such alarm 



and made escape almost im- 
possible for persons against 
whom the fatal charge was 
once made. 

Defence, indeed, was of 
little use to a prisoner of the 



as the words 'Deliver your- 
self up a prisoner to the In- 
quisition." Astonished and 
trembling, the unhappy man 
is at once a prey to the most 
dismal fears. He knows 



Inquisition; suspicion alone that his life is in danger, he 



20 BIBLE MONITOR 

thinks of the deserted wife covery of some secret, 
and children, doomed to re-; If a man bewailed his mis- 
main, perhaps, forever in fortune, or prayed to God 
ignorance of his fate. Burn- with an audible voice, he 
ing tears came to his eyes ; was instantly silenced. As 
words of woe to his lips ;' persons might know one 
then, amidst the confusing another by their groans or 
and despair of his family, sighs, as well as by their 
and the pity of his neigh- articulate voice, no one was 
bors, he is borne away to allowed even the expression 
dungeons whose damp, bare of misery in the dungeons 
walls will alone witness his 'of the Inquisition. An in- 
anguish." 'stance is related of a prison- 

Once within the walls of er afflicted with a cough, to 
the Inquisition the prisoners whom the jailers came with 
were confined in separate a warning to be quiet, be- 
cells, which were not only cause it was unlawful to 
small, but contained no, make any noise in that 
other furniture than a 'house. The prisoner an- 
wooden bedstead, a table and|swered that it was not in his 
sometimes a chair. There power to stop his cough, 
were two rows of cells, built, They warned him, however, 
over each other. The upper .the second time to forbear 
rows were perfectly dark, it; and because he could not 
The treatment of the prison- i they stripped him naked, 
ers varied according to their | and cruelly beat him : this 
rank. The under rows of j increased his cough, for 
cells were used for heretics which they beat him again, 
only. There, in solitude and] until at last he died through 



silence, they never saw a 
human being except their 
keeper. Father and son, or 
mother and daughter, might 



the pain and anguish of his 
stripes. 

The prisoners were fre- 
quently taken from their 



be eonfined in adjoining | cells and questioned by the 
cells without knowing it;; judges and counsellors of 
and the merciless turnkeys the Inquisition. Even when 
were constantly on the they had confessed all they 
watch to prevent the utter- 1 knew they were continually 
ance of any sound, lest it | told, "You have not been 
should occasion the dis- sincere, you tell not all; you 



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21 



keep many things concealed, 
and therefore must go back 
to your dungeon." Those 
who had refused to answer 
were called for re-examina- 
tion ; if they continued silent, 
such tortures were employed 
as compelled them to speak, 
whether guilty or not. 



THE SWEEEST LOVE 
OF JESUS 



the beauty of the kingdom. 
Prepared when our race 
here is run, we shall meet 
Him in Heaven, our home 
in the sky. Ah, but we must 
be faithful until we die. 

Lester Bittinger, 
Grantsville, Md. 



MOST BEAUTIFUL 



The sweetest love that 
mortals have known, the I 
love of Jesus. Who died on' 
the cross, the lost to save,' 
His life blood so freely He, 
gave. Then look to Jesus; 
me light of the world. | 

His glory exceeds all mor- 
tals have known, the love of 
His bright throne. His 
power extolled to a wicked 
unknown world, the glorious 
words of Jesus our Lord. 

He has shown the thorns 
that He wore on His brow 
the burden to bear. All 
should look to Jesus for 
answer in prayer. 

Jesus has gone to His 
home above to live, with His 
Father in love. He left 
here a service, we may all 
impart, to prepare for 
Heaven our home. 

The glory He has shown 
is more bright than the sun, 



Beautiful hands are those that do 
Deeds that are noble, good and. 

true, 
Moment by moment, the whole day 

through. 

Beautiful feet are those that run 
Mother's errands one by one. 
Or carry a loving message to some 
one. 

Beautiful lips are those that smile 
To erase one's cares for it's sure 
worth while. 

Beautiful eyes are those that see 
When a heart needs sympathy, 
And gives it free. 

A beautiful disposition your body 

has found, 
A blessing to yourself and those 

around. 

Beautiful birds are those whose 

song 
Can cheer one's heart when the 

whole world's wrong. 

Beautiful flowers are those whose 

bloom 
Can cheer one's heart with its rich 

perfume, 

A beautiful smile to those who are 
sad, 



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O'er the earth its cheer and com- 
fort brings. 

Beautiful words are those that 

cheer; 
They cost you nothing, but are so 

dear. 

Oh, the world most beautiful, it's! 

we that's wrong; 
Do not carry your own burdens, 

but join God's throng. 

He's your Lord and Maker; why not 

share his home? 
It's full of eternal love; then why 

do you roam? 

There's nohting whiter than snow 

on this earth here below. 
But Jesus will wash your sins 

whiter than snow. 
Oh, could I bring each child at my 

Savior's knee, 
For an eternal home and salvation 

free. 

There's a vacant chair for each one 
of us up above, full of love, 

So fill yours on earth so you can 
fill yours above. 
Sel. by Elizabeth Wisler. 



When you've made an ugly blunder. 
And that blunder makes you sad, 

And your troubled soul within you 
Makes you feel so very bad, 

Take some time to talk to Jesus, 
He'll forgive and make you glad. 

When your heart is bubling over 
With a joy that comes to you. 

And your sky's so bright and sunny, 
You can scare believe its true' 

Go and share it all with Jesus; 
He'll be glad to hear it, too. 



TAKE TIME TO TALK TO JESUS 



When your skies are bright and 

clear. 
Don't forget, O friend so dear, 
They won't always stay that way- 
Trouble clouds will come some day. 
Every one has them we know 
Everywhere they chance to go. 
When your skies are bright, I say: 
Help to cheer some other's way; 
Help a friend you see in need; 
All the while Christ's message heed. 
Stop awhile each passing day 
With the Savior talk and pray. 



When the day is dark and dreary, 
And you're feelin' kind o' blue. 

And you're sad and heavyhearted. 
And you don't know what to do, 

Take some time to talk to Jesus, 
And He'll always see you through. 

When your body seems to weaken, 
And you have to bear the pain, 

And it seems that nothing helps 
you. 
All your efforts seem in vain, 

Take some time to talk to Jesus, 
He will help you strength regain. 



WHEN I HAVE TIME 

When I have time, so many thnigs 

I'll do 
To make life happier and fair 
For those whose livse are crowded 

now with care, 
I'll help to lift them from their low 

despair, 
When I have time. 

When I have time, the friend I love 

so well 
Shall know no more these weary, 

toiling days; 
I'll lead his feet in pleasant paths 

always. 
And cheer his heart with words of 

sweetest praise, 
When I have time. 



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23 



When you have time, the friend 

you hold so dear 
May be beyond the reach of your 

good intent; 
May never knov7 that you so kindly 

meant 
To fill his life with sweet content — 
When you had time! 

Now is the time! Ah, friend, no 
longer wait 

To scatter loving deeds and words i "^ 
of cheer | 

To those around whose lives are 
now so dear. 

They may not meet you in the com- 
ing year— 
Now is the time! 



ALL YOU CAN 



"Do all the good you can, 
By all the means you can, 
In all the ways you can. 
In all the places you can, 
At all the times you can, 
To all the people you can, 
As long as ever you can." 



would be true for there are those 

who trust me; 
would be pure, for there are those 

who care; 
would be strong, for there is much 

to suffer; 
would be brave, for there is much 

to dare; 



I know He cares when I am weary, if any man have ears to hear, 
When there is naught but grief let him hear, 
and pain; 



I know He cares when days are 

dreary 
For sunshine always follows rain. 

I know He cares when I am lonely; 
He walks beside me all the way; 
I'll live for Him and for Him only; 
He is my guide from day to day. 

I know He cares. Each load He 

lightens; 
I'll stay beside Him to the end. 
When all is dark the path He 

brightens; 
I know He cares, for He's my friend. 



Can I be a Christian 
And look at the skin 
Of a black man and say, 
"I am better than him?" 

For out of one blood 
The Lord gave us growth, 
And in His own image 
Adopted us both. 



ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 
LESSONS 



July 


5- 


July 


12- 


July 


19- 


July 


26- 


Aug, 


2- 



Aug. 9 — : 



Aug. 


16- 


Aug. 


23- 


Aug. 


30- 


Sept 


6- 



Sept. 13- 



Husbands and Wives to be 
of One Mind. I Pet. 3:1-11. 
We are to Have a Good 
Conscience. I Pet. 3:12-22. 
Temperance lesson — ^Labor 
Not to Be Rich. Prov. 
23:1-26. 

■A Saint is a Stranger in 
this World. I Pet. 4:1-10. 
-Let Us be Happy When We 
Can Suffer for Christ. 
I Pet. 4:11-19. 
Be Clothed With Humility. 

I Pet. 5:1-14. 

-True Christian Virtues. 

II Pet. 1:1-10. 
-Scriptures are Made Plain 
With Help of the Holy 
Spirit. II Pet. 1:11-21. 
-Warning Against False 
Teachers. II Pet. 2:1-11. 
-The False Prophet and 
His Followers are to be 
Judged. II Pet. 2-12-22. 
-The Lord is Coming 
Again. II Pet. 3:1-18. 



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Sept. 20— Walk in the Light of the * 
Gospel. I John 1:1-10. i* 

Sept. 27— Our Conduct Will Prove * 
Our Love for God. I John * 
2:1-14. 



PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL 
LESSONS 



Aug. 



Aug. 



July 5 — Hannah, a Woman Who 

Loved God. I Sam. 1:1-3, * 

9-11; 17-28. I* 

July 12— The Boy Samuel, God's^ 

Helper. I Sam, 2:18; 3: 
1-10. 

July 19— A Shepherd Boy Who Be- 
came King. I Sam. 16:7, 

11-13; 17:34-36. 
July 26 — A Prince Who Helped a 

Shepherd Boy. I Sam. 

17:58; 18:1-8; 19:1-7. 
2— A King Who Was Kind to 

a Lame Man. II Sam. 4:4; 

9:1-5-13. 
9 — (Review) Showing Our 

Love to God. Psa. 105:1-5. 
Aug. 16 — ^A Widow Sharing Her 

Last Meal. I Kings 17: 

8-16. 
Aug. 23 — Elijah Brings the Widow's 

Son to Life, I Kings, 17: 
17-24. 
Aug. 30 — Elijah Fed by Ravens. I 

Kings 17:1-6. 
Sept. 6 — Elijah Finding a Helper, 

I Kings 19:4-21. 
Sept. 13 — A Woman Who was Kind 

to Elisha. II Kings 4: 

8-11; Matt, 22:34-39. 
Sept. 20 — Elisha Returning a Kind- 

nes. II Kings 4:18-22, 

27-37. 
Sept, 27 — (Review) Showing Our 

Thanks to God, II Cor, 

9:6-13, 



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Snowville, Va. 
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R. 1, Strausstown, Pa. 
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North Canton, Ohio, 
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Bethel, Pa. 



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Bethel, Pa. 
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Vol. XXXI July 15, 1953 No. 14 

"For the faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 

ii 

OUR MOTTO: SpirUual in life and || OUR WATCHWORD: Go into aU 
Scriptiral in practice. ji the world and preaeh the gospel. 

\\ 

OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



SHARING OUR God might elevate men unto 

BLESSINGS a plane as joint-heirs with 

Christ. How much of these 

"For ye know the grace earthly possessions did He 
of our Lord Jesus Christ, have? 

that, though he was rich, Christ suffered all these 
yet for your sake he became things because He wanted to 
poor, that ye through his be obedient to the plan of 
poverty might be rich," 2 the God-head. "He became 
Cor. 8:9. Our Lord and Sav- obedient unto death, even 
ior was rich, above our small the death of the cross." 
ability to measure, while He Many of His followers suf- 
v/as at home in heaven. Yet fered severe deprivation. 
He humbled Himself above persecutions and even death 
measure when he came to because they wanted to be 
earth to reveal God to us, to obedient. We can get 
labor, to suffer and finally through this wdth much less 
to give His life that we than God requires of us but 
might have an opportunity what about the future, will 
of Eternal Salvation. I He accept us? Paul said, "I 

"He became poor:" so am now ready to be lifted 
poor that He suffered the up." Are we? If not, why 
slander and ridicule of men, -not? Were you put here on 
He suffered the false ac- earth to "suffer the pleas- 
cusations, He suffered the ures of sin for a season" or 
persecutions of men and were you put here to honor 
finally He was abused and and glorify God and praise 
crucified that the sins of His Holy name? 
men might be forgiven and The rich man wanted to 



BIBLE MONITOR 



do all he could for Christ, "Every man according as 
yet he went away sorrowing he purposeth in his heart, so 
because he had many riches, let him give : not grudgingly, 
No doubt had he only a mite, or of necessity: for God 
he would have willingly loveth a cheerful giver," 2 
given it to the poor. Each Cor. 9:7. Many gifts may 
and every command of the lose their blessing, for the 
New Testatment becomes giver, because he gives: 
the duty of, each and every grudgingly, of necessity or 
believer, to fulfill to the best with his right hand in order 
of his power and ability, that the left hand (perhaps 
God knows what that power the tongue) can boast about 
and ability is, do you — are it. "Freely ye have received, 
you trying to find out? i freely give." Have you 

A gift represents the given as freely, for ways 
result of someone's labors that God will receive a bless- 
through the blessing and in- ing, as God has given to 
crease of God. To be a you? 

blessing, the gift must come; We read that God created 
from the heart of the giver, men equal, but men are still 
Happy is the giver, happy is very unequal in various 
the distributor and happy is gifts. God's word is as 
the recipient when all work great an equalizer as we will 
together with one purpose ever have in this life. We 
and heart. A gift which for can live together, work to- 
some reason, is followed up gether, worship together 
and reclaimed, was never a and be as one so much better, 
gift but just a loan. |when we have given that 

We should give in a way j which another lacketh. Our 
that we have become in- j gifts may vary over a large 
telligent of the need. If a field. Someone may need a 
gift is not appreciated or is, bed, someone food, someone 
wasted; the responsibility! encouragement, someone a 
lies with the recipient and I better understanding along 
not with the giver. Giving some line of God's Word; so 
is a personal responsibility, we might enumerate several 
and should be followed up pages full. Is it my or your 
with our encouragement and duty to supply — are you 
our prayers. leaving that between you 

How shall we give? and your God? Our gifts 



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may vary in value, just as hath prospered him," 1 Cor. 
much, perhaps a long line 16:2. God gives us strength 
from : a cup of cold water to enough and ability enough 
— the friend who gave $15,- for the task He wants us to 
000,00. 'do ; if we apply that strength 

Our gifts may vary over a and that ability along the 
large field of subjects: to paths which His Holy Word 
spread the Gospel, to relieve directs. 

the suffering of those strick- 

en by misfortune, to supply DECISION 

necessities oi liie, to help 

the aged and orphans and n tt m i^ 

many others. As we try to| ^- ^^- ^I^^l^s 

think of some practical gifts ; . 

that our church has under, "See, I have set before 
way : several are helping the thee this day life and good, 
aged and orphans in some and death and evil," Deut. 
way or another, we have 30:15. Moses had led the 
helped the CO brethren children of Israel out of 
some, the General Mission Egypt, through the wilder- 
Board and those who have ness to the border land of 
worked with it have helped Caanan. God spake to 
spread the Gospel, many Moses that he could not en- 
have given of their time and ter the land but that he 
talents to build up the would die. Moses was con- 
church and carry out its cerned that Israel would be 
problems, the present plan blessed and prosper after 
of holding General Con- they entered their promised 
ference allows us to share land, so He called them to 
Christian privileges with decision, and set before 
those who would not other- ^ them life and good, and 
wise enjoy them, and there evil. "In that I command 
may be several others ; but I thee this day to love the 
fear we are only scratching Lord thy God, to walk in his 
the surface as to our abilities ways, and to keep his com- 
and opportunities. What mandments and his statutes 
do you think ? ' and his judgments, that thou 

"Upon the first day of the mayest live and multiply : 
week let every one of you and the Lord thy God shall 
lay by him in store, as God bless thee in the land 



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B I B I E M O N I T O R an inheritance in the land 

West Milton, Ohio, July 15, 1953 ?« .^^^^ Y^^'f ^^^^^?,^ .^""^ 

^ had rest irom all their 

Pmblisrhed semi-monthly by the enemies. 
Board of Publication of the Dunk- "Rpfnro TnaTmo Hiarl Vi^ 
ard Brethren Church in the plant t:,l^ JOSnua QieQ ne 

of the Record Printing ck).. Com- caliea Israel together, he 
SS wait MiTto"S°mo'' "'^"« told them that God had pro- 

Entered as second class matter tecteCl them and blessed 

October 1, 1932, at the Post Office, them. "Be je therefore 

at West Milton, Ohio, under the pnnracrpnnc- fn kPAn anrl 

Act 0f March 3. 1879. veiy couidgeous 10 Keep ana 

Term*: Single subscription, $1.06 a to do all that is Written in 
year in advance. the book of the laW of MoseS, 

Howard J. Surbey, Gen. Del., Littles- ^^^^^ Y^ tUYYl not aside 

town, Pa., Editor. from to the right hand or to 

Send all subscriptions and com- the left," Joshua 23:6. Mav 

naunications to the Editor. i i_. ,. -, . • -^ 

Paul R. Myers, Greeatown, Ohio.^We notice the deClSlOn 

Assistant Editor. Joshua made. "And if it 

^®^! ^^J}^^^' Vienna Va., Asso- geem evil unto you to serve 

Isaac Jarboe, Grandview, Mo., As- ^^6 Lord, choOSe yOU thlS 

sociate Editor. day whom ye will serve; 

whether the gods which your 



whither thou goest to pos- fathers served that were on 
sess it," Deut. 30:16. ithe other side of the flood, 

The first and great com- or the gods of the Amorites, 
mandment is to love God, 'in whose land ye dwell: but 
then walk in God's way and as for me and my house, we 
obey in everything, a great will serve the Lord," Josh, 
reward was promised if they, 24: 15. 

would receive earthly bless-' Joshua plead with the 
ings, spiritual blessings and people to worship God, obey 
everlasting life in Heaven. 'all his commands and 
The people made a decision! neither turn away from 
to do good and live. Moses them, to the right or left. "If 
gave a charge to Joshua to ye forsake the Lord, and 
be faithful, to obey God, and i serve strange gods, then He 
lead Israel into their prom- j will turn and do you hurt, 
ised land. Joshua was and consume you, after that 
obedient to God, he crossed he hath done you good," 
the Jordan river, drove out Josh. 24:20. The people 
the enemy and gave Israel made a good decision, we 



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will serve the Lord. They he made Daniel first presi- 
were blessed as long as they dent of his kingdom, the 
obeyed God. When they dis- other presidents and princes 
obeyed they wei'e punished came to him and said, king 
and taken out of their Darius live forever, make a 
country. firm decree that whosoever 

When Naomi decided to shall ask a petition of any 
return to the land of Israel, God or man for thirty days, 
she told Orpha and Ruth to save of thee, king shall be 
remain in Moab. Orpha cast in the den of lions, 
made a decision to remain. When Daniel knew that the 
Ruth made a decision to go king had signed the law, that 
with Naomi to the land of could not be changed, Daniel 
Israel to worship the true went to his house and kneel- 
God, with the people that ing on his knees by the open 
worshiped God. God blessed window three times a day he 
her for her good decision. prayed and gave thanks to 

Daniel the prophet, was God, as he did before, 
taken captive by the king Daniel's accusers came 
of Babylon into Babylon, near, and found him pray- 
so Meizar gave Daniel a ing to God. They went to 
daily portion of the kings the king and told him, Daniel 
meat to eat and the wine is not obeying your law 
which he drank. "But which cannot be changed, 
Daniel purposed in his heart the king was sore displeased 
that he would not defile with the decision he had 
himself with the portion of made but he could not 
the kings meat, nor with the change it. Then he com- 
v/ine which he drank ; there- manded Daniel to be cast in 
fore he requested of the the den of lions. Daniel 
prince of the eunuchs that was with the lions all night, 
he might not defile himself," ^ in the morning the king 
Dan.l:8. It was dangerous; came to the den and found 
for Daniel to refuse to obey, Daniel alive. A great mir- 
the king's law, he made a acle from the living God. 
decision to worship and obey The king took Daniel up out 
God and he received wis- ; of the den of lions, and there 
dom, courage and blessings was no manner of hurt 
from God. found on him, because he 

When kinsr Darius ruled believed in his God and made 



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a decision to worship God made a decision to please the 
only. The king made a new people and crucify Jesus, 
law that Daniel's accusers Jesus said follow me, the 
and their families should be disciples followed Him. 
cast into the same den of Jesus promised them bless- 
lions, when they were cast ings, mansions in heaven 
in they were killed before and everlasting life. The 
their bodies reached the most important decision is 
bottom of the den, these to follow and obey Jesus, 
men had made a decision to, R. 3, York, Pa. 

kill Daniel but they lost their: 

own lives. I TOURING THE HOLY 

When Esther was queen,! LAND 

the king made a law that allj 

the Jews should be slain in! Paul R. Myers 

his kingdom in one day. I 

Esther made a decision to! „, on -n i. a 

plead to the king to save: ^^aper o/. ir^art 4 
the lives of her people, al-| Sheep and Shepherds 
though it risked her own' The shepherds today in 
life. Her decision saved the Palestine follow the same 
lives of her people and her- procedure they did in 
self. Christ's time. Whenever 

Jesus came and lived in the sheep are out on pasture, 
this world and m.ade a de- the shepherds are there, 
cision to do the will of His During the warm summer 
Heavenly Father. Satan months, they will be out 
tried to persuade Jesus to from their homes five and 
obey his words. Jesus obey- six weeks at a time, 
ed the will of God until He| As a rule you will see a 
died. The Father spake flock of sheep with the shep- 
from Heaven and said, This herd leading the sheep, 
is my beloved son in whom I j Following the sheep will be a 
am well pleased, hear Him. i large dog similar to our 
When Jesus was brought be- shepherd dogs. They are 
fore Pilate he said I find no | used to ward off wolves and 
fault in Him, he had intend-, foes of the sheep. 
ed to set Jesus free. Thej Often, the shepherd's son 
Jews said he was not will be near the shepherd. 
Caesar's friend then he He will have a donkey carry- 



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ing a tent and simple cook- 
ing utensils, along with a 



shepherds will play a reed 
or flute for past time. An- 



few scanty provisions. The | other pass time engaged in 
shepherd, when out for so by shepherds is the use of 
long a time, must carry his the sling. They become quite 
provisions for eating and proficient with its use. 
overnight sleeping, withjJavid was very skilled with 
him. the sling. It is without 

When putting up for the doubt that his constant 
night, if the weather is practice with it, while 
favorable, the shepherd will watching sheep, enable him 
sleep out in the open, among to slay Goliath, along with 
his sheep. If the weather the help of God, as he did. 
is unfavorable, the shepherd David was a great shep- 
wili oftentimes, herd his herd. He was a man after 
sheep in a cave. The shep- God's own heart. It is 
herd will sleep at the mouth thought that while David 
of the cave, thus protecting was a shepherd, having time 
the sheep. There are many on his hands, he wrote a 
caves dotted over Palestine number of the psalms ac- 
and they are used today, credited to him. 
just as in David's time, when In nearly every flock of 
he was a shepherd. sheep which we saw, and we 

When there is plenty of saw many, there was al- 
pasture and it is near water, ways a few goats. Some- 
the shepherd will pitch his times as many goats as 
tent and stay within a small sheep. The black goats pre- 
area maybe several days or sented a sharp contrast to 
a week, only moving on the light colored sheep, 
when the pasture is consum-j They were intermingled 
ed. When he is able to stay, with the sheep. They were 
at one place for a while, his grazing together on the 
work is much easier than same pasture. They were 
when on the move continu- led by the same shepherd, 
ally.' I They followed the same 

' Shepherds have consider- shepherd. The goats were 
able time on their hands, easily identified as being- 
Sheep are not generally different from the sheep, 
troublesome. We were in- Here again, we find that 
formed that oftentimes Jesus, in His masterful 



8 BIBLE MONITOR 



teaching used something difficulty. The sheep know 
that was familiar to one and their place the goats have 
all in Palestine. In Matt.; the intuition of knowing 
25:32, Jesus, referring to where they belong. They 
His second coming and the definitely know they cannot 
judgment, says, ''And before and will not be sheltered 
Him shall be gathered all with the sheep, 
nations; and he shall separ-j I believe it will be the same 
ate them one from another, way on the day of judgment, 
as a shepherd divideth his There will be no arguing 
sheep from the goats." with God. We will know be- 

In Palestine today, when fore if we are sheep or if we 
the shepherd puts his sheep are goats. 
into the sheepf old, the goats For sure, those that have 
are put into another shelter, proven disloyal to their 
They are divided. They do vows made before almighty 
not occupy the same quar- God will not be with those 
ters. Hence, on that great that have proven true and 
day, the goats will not be loyal to him. Thank God 
invited to enter where the that it is not up to man to do 
sheep enter. the judging. 

Continuing in the 25th In closing this chapter and 
chapter of Matthew, Jesus subject, I believe that Jesus 
teaches that the sheep will means to teach that the 
be set on His right hand and sheep are those that are 
the goats on the left. He following Him and observ- 
shall say to those on His ing all His ordinances and 
righthand, ''Come, ye bless- commandmnets. The goats 
ed of my Father, inherit the are those that are not 
kingdom prepared for you obeying and following Him 
from the foundation of the as they know to do. 
world." Then shall He sayi We live together in this 
also unto them on the left life. We are all blessed at 
hand, "Depart from me, ye the hand of God. Each are 
cursed, into everlasting fire, receiving the early and lat- 
prepared for the devil and ter rains. Each are receiv- 
his angels." jing blessings at the hand of 

When the shepherd God, similar to the sheep 
divides his sheep from his and the goats grazing to- 
goats, he does it without gether in Plaestine. 



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In God's own time, when the world Jerusalem has 
Christ shall come for His been a city of peace, at 
sheep, then the great separ-, times, and at other times 
ating process shall take trodden down, 
place. The sheep will be ; The combined word " Jeru- 
gathered into tiie eternal salem" means "City of 
sheepfold, Heaven, by the Peace" or "possession of 
Good Shepherd. The goats Peace." Jerusalem is also 
will be cast out by the same called the city of Melchize- 
shepherd, into everlasting dek. 

fire, prepared for the devil i After the city was captur- 
and his angels. led by David, it received its 

"And if any man hear my present name. The first 

words, and beheve not, I record in the Bible of this 

judge him not; for I come name is found in Judges I: 

not to judge the world, but 7-8. Jerusalem is often re- 

to save the world. He that ferred to as "The Holy 

rejecteth me, and receiveth City." 

not my words, hath one that Jerusalem lies twenty 

judgeth him : the word that miles west of the Jordan 

I have spoken, the same river and thirty-one miles 

shall judge him in the last east of the Mediteranean 

day," John 12:47-48. Sea. It lies twenty miles 

rT.a.^^-nT. '^s north of Hebron and thirty- 

v^naptei o«. ^ ^-^^ ^.^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ Samaria. 

Jerusalem, Geogrj?.phically , j^g altitude varies from 2,281 
After leaving Bethlehem, feet above the Mediter- 
we continued to the city of ranean Sea at the Brook 
Jerusalem. It is one of the Kidron to 2,610 feet at the 
oldset cities in the world. It northwest corner of the city. 
is the chief city of Judea and Its altitude will average ap- 
is the capital of Palestine, '.proximately 2500 feet above 
It is first mentioned in sea level. Its present popu- 
God's Word in Genesis 14: 18. 1 lation is given at approxi- 
It is there called Salem. Its'mately 147,000. 
present name is a com-| Within the city are four 
pound of Jebus, which means distinct hills or mountains, 
trodden down and Salem divided by three valleys, 
which means peace. Cer- These mountains and valleys 
tainly during the history of carry much Biblical signifi- 



10 BIBLE MONITOR 

cance. Mount Moriah and the Mt. 

One of the four hills is Mt. of Olives. During the dry 
Zion. It is the largest and season, no water flows in 
highest. It lies in the south- Brook Kidron. 
western part of Jerusalem, The Valley of Tyropoeon 
between the Valley of Ty- branches from the Valley of 
ropoeon (Chessemongers) Kidron near the southern 
on the east and north and extension of Mt. Moriah. 
the Valley of Hinnom on the This valley is not too distinct 
south and west. The top of as it is about filled with 
Mt. Zion is 2,540 feet above debris, 
seal level. | The Valley of Hinnom be- 

Another hill is Acra, lying comes the southwestern 
northeast of Mt. Zion. Its border of boundary of Jeru- 
altitude is 2,490 feet above salem. It unites with the 
sea level. It is surrounded Kidron Valley. 
on three sides, north, south Thus we can see the 
and east by the Tyropoeon natural formation of the 
Valley. ;old Bibical city. 

On the eastern side of, The old city is walled and 
Jerusalem is Mount Moriah. embraces within its walls 
Its elevation is 2,429 feet aproximately 210 acres. 
above sea level. Here is The New Jerusalem as dis- 
where Abraham offered his tinguished from the Old 
son, Isaac. [Biblical Jerusalem is that 

The last of the four hills is portion which lies outside 
Bezetha, lying northwest of the walls. 
Mt. Moriah, divided from it! Jerusalem lies on a water- 
by a shallow valley. It lies 'shed between the Jordan 
between the Brook Kidron i River and the Mediter- 
and the Tyropoeon Valleys. | ranean Sea. It is protected 

More details regarding Ion the west by mountains 
several of these mountains and to the south lies the 
will be given in a later chap- ; desert, 
ter. I There are six main and 

Regarding the three improved roads leading out 
three valleys, the Valley of of Jerusalem. The northern 
the Kidron is also known as road starts at the Damascus 
the Valley of Jehoshaphat. j Gate and leads to Schechem 
This valley lies between and Damascus. 



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The eastern road leads quarter around the Wailing 
from Jerusalem out past Wall is the Jewish quarter. 
Bethany, descending to ^ The southwest quarter is 
wards the Jordan River called the Armenian quarter, 
valley. | Different geographers 

The southern road least to make slight variations one 
Hebron and Bethlehem. ifrom the other, but the 

The southwestern road above is based on careful 
leads from ^ Jerusalem to notes and late editions of 
Gaza, which is desert. maps purchased in Jeru- 

The western road leads to salem, while there. 
Joppa, over mountains,: (To be continued) 
finally descending to the: Box 117, Greentown, 0. 
Mediterranean Sea. 

The northwestern road LAYING ASIDE THE 
branches off the northern : WEIGHT OF SIN 

road a short distance beyond 

Gibeah and winds its way. Beulah Haldeman 

among the mountains to: 

Joppa. i "Wherefore seeing we also 

rnese roads are improved are compassed about with so 
and automobiles have no dif- great a cloud of witnesses, 
ficulty traveling out of let us lay aside every weight, 
Jerusalem, any of these and the sin that doth so 
directions. easily beset us, and let us 

Within Jerusalem, David run with patience the race 
street runs east and west that is set before us, looking 
and the street of King Solo- unto Jesus the author and 
mon runs north and south, finisher of our faith; who 
These two streets, in cross- for the joy that was set be- 
ing each other, roughly fore him endured the cross, 
divides Jerusalem into four; despising the shame, and is 
squares or quarters. |set dov/n at the right hand 

The northeast quarter; of the throne of God," Heb. 
near the temple area is call- 12:1-2. 

ed the Moslem quarter. The Paul here, is writing to 
northwest quarter around the Hebrew brethren, ex- 
the Church of the Holy horting them to run the race 
Sepulchre is the Christian of the Christian Life with 
quarter. The southeast faith, patience and godli- 



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ness. This should be applied these go the "lust of the 
to our Christian life or race, flesh and the lust of the 
today. Wherefre seeing we eyes," immodest dress and 
are compassed about with so many others. "Lust bring- 
great a cloud of witnesses." eth forth sin and sin, when 
This part of the verse refers it is finished, bringeth forth 
us back to the preceding death," Jas. 1:15. 
chapter. This chapter tells i We are told to lay it all 
what faith is, and the aside and put on the whole 
worthy fruits of faith of the armor of God. Rom. 13:12, 
fathers of old. After hav- "Let us therefore cast off 
ing had all of these witnesses the works of darkness, and 
as having received a good re-let us put on the armor of 
port of faith we know that light." 1 John 2:17, "For the 
we will receive the same world passeth away, and the 
promise if we "lay aside lust thereof: but he that 
every w^eight of sin." doeth the will of God abid- 

We find in Col. 3 :8 what a eth forever." 
few of these sins are : anger, ' In any race we cannot, or 
and wrath, which are prac- do not at least, want to carry 
tically the same; malice, any weight with us. We 
blashphem}^ and filthy com- want to be free of any un- 
munication out of your necessary article that tends 
mouth. The latter part in a to put a v/eight on us. So it 
sense covers the entire verse. ' is with our Christian race, 
In Eph. 4:29 we find again, we must be free of all the 
"Let no corrupt communica- weights of sin. 
tion proceed out of your! Instead of these sins we 
mouth," but instead that | are to have put on the new 
which is good and edifying, man which is after the 
that it may minister grace to image of him that created 
the hearers. Most of us jus. When we do this we put 
little realize that by our con- on as the elect of God, 



versation we can do a great 
deal of good or evil. 

Some other sins might be 
pride, love for worldly pleas 



bowels of mercy, kindness, 
humbleness of mind, meek- 
ness, long-suffering, for- 
bearance, forgiveness and 



ures. I will name just a few : above all of these we must 
picture shows, ball games! put on charity which is the 
and dances. Along with bond of perfectness. 



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If we have charity or love persecution we should take 
in our hearts we will also it patiently. "Rejoicing in 
put into practice all of these hope: patient in tribulation; 
Christian graces. All gifts, ! continuing instant in pray- 
no matter how excellent may! er," Rom. 12:12. We are to 
be, are nothing unless we bless those that persecute us, 
have charity. Charity suf- bless and curse not. It is 
fereth long, and is kind ;i written, vengeance is mine, 
charity envieth not; charity 1 1 will repay, saith the Lord. 
vaunteth not itself, is not| Jesus, for the joy that was 
puffed up, thinketh no evil, before Him, went to the 
rejoiceth not in iniquity, but cross and suffered, endur- 
rejoiceth in the truth ;'ed the shame and is now in 
Charity never faileth. I heaven interceeding. If we 

After laying aside the sin look to Jesus continually 
that so easily besets us and ^ while running this race we 
put on the forms of godli- [ will find help in all trials and 
ness then we are to run this persecutions, whatever they 
race with patience, looking may be. 
to Jesus who is the author j "I am with you always 
and finisher of our faith. 'even unto the end of the 
During this race we will world." In Rom. 6:23, we 
have to endure trials and find what our prize or gift 
persecutions. In 1 Thess 3:jWill be if we win the race, 
4, Paul tells the Thessalon-!"For the wages of sin is 
ians ''For verily, when we death; but the gift of God is 
were with you, we told you; eternal life through Jesus 
before that we should suf fer , Christ our Lord." 
tribulation." I Sel. by Sister Kesler from 

In 2 Tim. 3:12, we find, 'March 15, 1929, Bible Moni- 



"All that will live godly in 
Christ Jesus shall suffer 
persecutions." Also in John 
15:20, "If they have per- 
secuted me, they will also 
persecute you." Matt. 5:11, 
"Blessed are ye, when men 
shall revile you, and perse- 
cute you for my sake.' 



tor. 



ENCUMBERED 



Wm. N. Kinsley 



There were two sisters, in 
a certain village, who in- 
vited Jesus to their home. 
Even though we do suffer Luke 10:39-42, Mary sat at 



14 BIBLE MONITOR I 

Jesus' feet and heard his close attention about serv- 
word. Oh if the people of ,ing. 

today were more interested! Luke 8:14, one of the par- 
in hearing Jesus' words, like|ables of Jesus is about good 
Mary of old. Martha was seed. Some of it fell among 
cumbered about much serv-| thorns, compared to those 
ing, and came to Jesus, and, who hear the Word and go 
said. Lord, dost thou not i forth but are choked with 
care that my sister hath left cares, riches and pleasures 
me to serve alone? Bid her of this life. They bring 
therefore that she help me. j forth no fruit to perfection. 
And Jesus answered and Mark 4:18-19, And Jesus 
said unto her, Martha thou 'spake unto them in parables 
art careful and troubled and said unto them. Know 
about many things; but onejj^e not this parable? How 
thing is needful: and Mary I then will ye know all par- 
hath chosen that good part,lables? The sower soweth 
which shall not be taken i the ¥/ord. "These are they 
away from her. which are sown among 

If more people would i JJ^^^s ; such as hear the 
choose that good part and 'Word, and the cares oi^ this 
listen to the Words of Jesus, iwp^'l^'^^^ci the deceitfumess 
instead of being so much en- ; ^^, I'lcnes, ana the lusts o^ 
cumbered about the cares K^.^^er thmgs entermg m, 
of this life or the foolish I choke the Word and it be- 
things of this world. Mary|ComeLh unfruitful.' So this 
hath chosen that good part,h^igf ^^so apply to church 
we can choose that goodi^^^^'^^^^^s becoming unfruit- 

part, we are creatures of ^^|^ -10.99 q .^ • 

choice, we can choose good or 1 ^^-^^^^/- , .f' borne receive 
evil. It is unto man once to I the Word with joy, yet hath 
die and-then the judgment, ^ot mucn root so they only 
No doubt Martha loved, endure for a while: for when 
Jesus and Jesus loved her, ! tribulation or persecution 
but she was too much con-|anseth because of the 

J -u 4. 4.V.' r-p 4? I Word, they are oiiended. 
cerned about this life ofl.^j^ ^.^^ ^^^ ^.^^^.^^^ ^^^^ 

much serving, and not i^^^ng the thorns is he that 
enough about the Words of heareth the word; and the 
Jesus. Martha was giving cares of this world, and the 



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15 



deceitfulness of riches, their trust in him. Luke 13- 
choke the word, and become 6-7, A certain man had a fig- 
unfruitful." Phil. 2:21, "For tree planted in his vineyard- 
all seek their own, not the and he came and soup-ht 
things which are Jesus fruit thereon, and found 
Christ's." Eph. 6:7, Withinon. Behold, three years I 
good will doing service as to come seeking fruit on this 



the Lord, and not to men 
Knowing that whatsoever 



fig tree: and find none. 
Why cumbereth it the 



good thing any man doeth, ground? Cut it down, 
the same shall be received of j John 15:2,5,8, "Every 
the Lord. As the servants branch in me that beareth 
of Christ, donig the will of not fruit he taketh away 

£?o/^a^n^^^ ^^^^^' ^^^- ^'i^^^ ^^^^y branch that bear- 
^o-zi4 Whatsoever ye do, eth fruit, he purgeth it that 
do It heartily, as to the Lord, -it may bring forth more 
and not unto men: Knowing fruit. I am the vine, ye are 
that of the Lord ye shall re- 1 the branches: He that 
ceive the reward of the in- abideth in me, and I in him, 
heritance : for ye serve the the same bringeth forth 
Lord Christ." jmuch fruit. Herein is my 

We are hving in an age 'Father glorified that ye 
when we become so encum-'bear much fruit: so ye be 
bered with the things of the my disciples." Matt 7*17 
world, we have no time to; 19-20, Every good tree 
meditate on the Words of bringeth forth good fruit; 
the Lord. Almost no time I but a corrupt tree bringeth 
for Jesus at all. The Psalm- i forth evil fruit. Every tree 
ist David, when he turned to that bringeth not forth good 
the Lord, he meditated day fruit is hewen down and cast 
and night on what the Lord into the fire. Wherefore bv 
had done. Psa. 1:2-3, "His their fruits ye shall know 



delight is in the law of the 
Lord, and in his law doth 
he meditate day and night. 
And he shall be like a tree 
planed by the rivers of 
water, that bringeth forth 
his fruit in his season." 



them. 

Jesus compares trees to 
the children of men, or men 
to trees. Job. 14:7, For there 
is hope of a tree, to sprout 
again, refering to the resur- 
rection of the dead. Jer. 17: 



Blessed are they that put '7-8, "Blessed is the 



man 



16 BIBLE MONITOR j 

that trusteth in the Lord, overcome the evil of the 
and whose hope the Lord is. world. When lust hath con- 
For he shall be as a tree ceived, it bringeth forth sin : 
planted by the waters . . .: and sin bringeth forth death. 
Neither shall cease from We are living in an age 
yielding fruit." We have much encumbered with 
different kinds of trees, and worldly pleasures. 2 Tim. 3, 
only two distinct kinds of Knowing that in the last day 
fruit mentioned, good and perilous times shall come, 
evil ; but only one amount of , Men will be lovers of pleas- 
fruit, some bear much fruit. 'ures more than lovers of 
Luke 3:9, "The axe is laid God, ever learning, and 
unto the root of the trees: 'never able to come to the 
every tree therefore which knowledge of the truth, 
bringeth not forth good, Many people are encumber- 
fruit is hewn down, and'ed in the cares of life and 
cast into the fire." Jude the pleasures of the world. 
11-12, Woe unto them, forj Acts 26:27-28, Paul asked 
they have gone in the way king Agrippa, believest thou 
of Cain, and ran greedily | the prophets? I know that 
after the error of Balaam. ^thou believest. Then 
Clouds they are without Agrippa, believest thou the 
water, carried about of prophets? I know that thou 
winds; trees whose fruit believest. Then Agrippa 



withereth or without fruit. 

We become encoumbered 
with the things we desire or 
lust after. Jas. 1:13-14, 



said unto Paul, Almost thou 
persuadest me to be a Chris- 
tian. Matt. 25, The ten 
virgins went forth to meet 



'^Let not man say when he is : the bridegroom, five were 
tempted, I am tempted to, wise, and five were foolish. 
God: for God cannot be I Why were they foolish? The 
tempted with evil, neither! bridegroom came, and they 
tempted he any man: but; that were ready went in, 
every man is tempted, when; with him to the marriage: 
he is drawn away of his own 'and the door was shut. This 
lust, and enticed." God will! was wisdom. The five fool- 
not lead any into temptation, |ish came also, saying Lord, 



neither will He take evil out 
of the world, but He will 



Lord open to us. Too late. 
Ye neither know the day nor 



give us help and strength to the hour wherein the Son of 



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man cometh. Mark 13:16:18. The church of God is 
37, 33, What I say unto you, 'a congregation of believers 
I say unto all, watch. Lest in Christ Jesus; and how 
coming suddenly he find you; may she be known? An- 
sleeping. swer: by her profession and 



Mark 14, As Jesus sat at 



general character. 



meat there came a woman | First — Her profession: 
with a box of ointment, very | she acknowledges but one 
precious, and poured it on head; the Lord Jesus Christ: 
Jesus head, and they that i she acknowledges but one 
were in the house murmured; law book; the New Testa- 
against Mary and Jesus said,lment. She believes that all 
Let her alone: Why trouble! the members are obliged to 
ye her? She hath wrought 'observe all the laws and 
a good work on me. She : ordinances of the one law 
hath done what she could. I book. The members con- 
She hath chosen that good sider themselves as belong- 
part, which shall not being to one family: they are 
taken away from her. I all brothers and sisters; and 

Hartville, Ohio, las such feel, and know them- 

L selves to be bound under the 

THE TRUE CHURCH OF,f,r°"^f^^t «es to^love^^ 

down their lives for their 
'brethren consequently, if 
Dear reader we will give one member rejoice, all re- 
you a description of the joice, if one member weeps, 
true church of God; and al- all weep. The true church 
though this dispensation has is opposed to high things; 
been greatly perverted by, that is, everything that has 
the main body of christen- i a tendency to exalt the car- 
dom, yet hath God a church inal mind; therefore, the 
on earth. ^'Lo, (saith 'members are taught not to 
Christ), I am with you al-jmind, but reject high things, 
ways, even unto the end of I Rom. 12:16 and that they 



the world. Amen," Matt. 
28:20. "And upon this rock 
I will build my church and 



should be as uniform in their 
manners and customs, as 
possible, and those manners 



the gates of hell shall not and customs to be in har- 
prevail against it," Matt, mony with the doctrine of 



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the cross: that their souls, for themselves, they always 
and bodies, and all that ap-|beg for the poor members 
pertains unto them, might of the church. The church 
be brought under subjection | will always see that her poor 
to the doctrine of Christ. ' ministers, as well as other 
Our Master hath said; "My poor members are provided 
Kingdom is not of this J for ; that none suffer for the 
world," John 18:36, there-, necessaries of life. To that 
fore none of her members end and for that purpose 
seek nor hold office under \ there should be a treasury in 
the civil government. And! every church, 
as the church acknowledges! Secondly, her general 
only one Master, therefore character. To be strictly 
her ministers are her serv-| honest in all her dealings 
ants and not her masters ;| with all men: to speak the 
and they, her ministers are. truth upon all occasions: to 
all of her own choice, and sue no person at law : not to 
that they should be en- 'resist evil, but to suffer: to 
samples to the flock: con-, do unto all men, as we would 
sequently, their outward de-,wish them to do unto us: 
portment must correspond 'love our enemies, conse- 
with the doctrine they pro-'quently the members do not 
mulgate. The church never learn to muster nor to go to 
will approbate a member, war : to pay tribute to whom 
who endeavors to thrust 'tribute is due. In testimony 
himself into the ministry. | to the above, Alex. Mack 
In her council meetings, her j writes in his book, page 62. 
ministers or helpers, com- j "Instructions of this kind 
monly called visiting breth- Paul has given to the faith- 
ren, merely lay before the,ful, Rom. 12:7, that every 
church the business to be: soul shall be subject for the 
transacted, and then have 'Lord's sake, to human regu- 
no more power than the Nations, made by their 



private members. The min- 
isters of the true church are 
not hirelings: it is the love 
of God ; and not filthy lucre, 
that constrains them to 



rulers; and render them 
tribute, custom, fear, and 
honor: for all magistrates 
are ordained by God to pun- 
ish evil-doers and defend the 



preach the Gospel. The true ] good in such manner as to 
ministers never beg money coi'respond with the will of 



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God. In such of their sub- 
jects, therefore, they should 
take great delight, especial- 
ly if they walk in the fear of 
God, suffer among them- 
selves no public transgres- 
sors, and give their rulers 
their dues, as well as the 
Lord: for the Lord hath 
promised a time when 
kings shall be the nursing 
gathers of his people, and 
queens their nursing 
mothers," Isa. 9:16. 

It was "in the year 1729, 
that a number of the 
society" of the church of 
Christ, professing the above 
princij)les, "emigrated from 
different parts of Germany 
and Holland, to North 
America, where persecuted 
virtue found an asylum un- 
der the government of Wil- 
liam Penn. The emigrants 
settled first at Germantown, 
a small village above six 
miles north of Philadelphia, 
where they soon formed 
themselves into a society 
which through the kind 
providence of God, continues 
unto this day," Alexander 
Mack. Now we would just 
observe that we do not in- 
tend to copy after certain 
sects in stating the spread 
and increase of the church 
in America. We praise thy 
name God for the preser- 



vation of thy Zion from the 
spirit of apostacy, a defec- 
tion and departure from the 
[genuine principles of chris- 
; tianity . 

j My brethren, you heard 
the word of God, you repent- 
ied and believed the Gospel, 
'and upon your confession of 
I faith, and renunciation of 
sinful practices of the world, 
I the lust of the flesh and the 
devil, and vowing allegiance 
I to Jesus, to obey him in all 
;his requisition, you were 
then baptized into the death 
I of Jesus Christ for the re- 
I mission of your sins, and 
thus being born of the water 
' and of the spirit, you became 
the children of God, heirs of 
I the promise of the new cov- 
enant. Oh, what a high and 
I honorable state is yours; the 
'dignity of the sons of God. 
"Behold what manner of 
! love the Father hath bestow- 
'ed upon us, that we should 
I be called the son of God, 
1 therefore the world knoweth 
us not, because it knew him 
not," I Jno. 3:1. At the time 
of your baptism you solemn- 
ly vowed allegiance unto 
king Jesus, that you would 
obey him in all things, and 
you will recollect, brethren, 
that you enlisted during the 
war, that is for life; so you 
are not of the world, but 



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soldiers of the cross, candi- of eternal salvation unto all 
dates for an immortal, or them that obey him," Heb. 
never fading crown of glory. 1 5:9. Mark the words 
And that you may make ^'eternal salvation," again, 
your calling and election; "Be thou faithful unto 
sure, you must carry out death, and I will give thee a 
your baptismal engage- 1 crown of life." Rev. 2:10. 
ments. The commands of And that the will of God may 
the captain of your soul's be complied with, you will 
salvation, must be punctual- have to attend to that im- 
ly observed. There must be'portant injunction of the 
no shifting or shuffling in Savior, viz : "And what I say 
the ranks of our Lord Jesus 'unto you I say unto all, 
Christ, but a steady and de-. Watch," Mark 13:37. The 
termined mind to resist sin, important duty of watching 
and by the favor of God to will be apparent when we 
overcome the world, the take into consideration the 
flesh and the evil. My 'character of that subtil 
brethren you have great; enemy we have to contend 
cause to be thankful to Al-jwith. "Lest by any means, 
mighty God, for the knowl-'as the serpent beguiled Eve 
edge you have of the doc-! through his subtilty, so your 
trine of Christ, and in that minds should be corrupted 
you did from the heart obey i from the simplicity that is in 
the first principles of the Christ," II Cor. 11:3. It will 
Gospel, and are now mem- 1 be necessary to watch, or 
bers of the true church. You guard, against every temp- 
now enjoy (or at least it is|tation to disobey the word 
your privilege), a present | of God. The devil seldom if 
salvation. And to you it is ever, tempts the believer at 
said "work out your own | the first, directly to disobey 
salvation with fear and | or reject the word of God, 
trembling," Phil. 2:12. The ^ but he does it indirectly, and 
future as well as the present] that only by degrees, or 
salvation, is only promised) steps. For example he will 
conditionally for example: tempt people and get them 
"He that endure th to the j to believe that a part of the 
end shall be saved," Matt, j doctrine of Christ is not 
1:22. And being made per- 1 essential to salvation. Yes, 
feet, he became the author this is the great bait that the 



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devil has thrown out to the believes, is right; as if faith 
people in these latter days, were the judge, or criterion 
and lamentable that we have by which to be governed. "I 
it to say, that the devil has feel so, therefore it must be 
ensnared the majority of so." Faith and feelings are 
our so called Christendom not the criterions by which 
with this bait. It is fashion- to judge ourselves. The 
able and goes down right word of God is the standard, 
well with the people, to hear the only infallible rule to 
the preacher read off his to judge by, and to know 
chapter of nonessentials to how matters stand betwixt 
his audience, viz. Baptism, us and our creator. "Could 
the laying on or imposition you make a Jew believe he 
of hands, the salutation of was persecuting, condemn- 
the holy kiss, non-conform- ing, and shedding innocent 
ity to the world in all those blood, when crucifying the 
maxims which exalt the Lord of Glory? Oh no. He 
carnal mind in man, feet was doing God service. He 
washing, the anointing the had the same criterion to 
sick with oil, in the name of judge by, which men have 
the Lord. inow-a-days — the security of 

This my brethren is anti- their own feelings, a con- 
christ; we know it by God's sciousness of being right, 
measuring reed, (the Word This thing of testing right 
of God), which has been put 'and wrong by feeling, and by 
into our hands. And it is 'conscience, has been the 
your duty, and you no doubt the cause of boundless 
will find it necessary, in human misery. The pre- 
these times of epidemical de-'secuting Christian, Turk, or 
generacy, and universal ; Jew, judges by the same rule 
apostacy, frequently to make all, alike pious, confident 
a very close application of and right: Feeling is the 
that rule. For it is only that 'most uncertain rule by which 
worship service, that is right and wrong were ever 
measurable, and will square I tried. It will forever change 
by the work of God, that will 'or differ, as there is a differ- 
be accepted of by our ence in education." How 
Heavenly Father. Some strange, surpassingly 
people are so blind as to | strange that baptism, salu- 
think that any way a man tation of the kiss, feet wash- 



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ing, etc., which are Christ's 
own appointments, should be 
considered not essential to 
salvation, while an anxious 
seat, or mourners bench, and 
other means of man's ap- 
pointment, should be consid- 
ered so very essential to sal- 
vation. I exhort by the 
streaming blood of the cross, 
not to suffer yourselves to be 
imposed upon by a spirit of 
error. Take the advice of a 
brother, of one who is fully 
appraised of the prevalency 
of anti-christ, to take a firm 
stand, and not swerve in the 
least, from the holy doctrine 
of the cross. God has put itj 
in your power to resist thej 
devil; therefore I beseech! 
you to stand firm, and not to ; 
give way, or fall, in the hour 
of dark temptation. The 
world is full of professors of 
religion, but oh, my God, 
how few do live the life of 
the Son of God, in a state of 
self-denial forsaking the 
pleasures of this wicked 
world, for the name of Jesus 
Christ. Nevertheless God 
hath not left himself without 
a witness, there are a num- 
ber yet in the world who 
stand up for his name, and 
bear witness to his truth. 
My brethren you are not 
ignorant of the man of sin, 
that anti-christian worship 



in our world, and the 
foundation upon which the 
false temple and false altar 
have been erected, viz., filthy 
lucre. For instance; let the 
people withhold their money, 
and I will venture to say 
that the power which turns 
this great machine will cease 
to operate. 

Sel. from Nead's Theo- 



logical Works. 



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NEWS ITEMS 



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MECHANICSBURG, PA, 



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The Mechanicsburg Dunkard 
Brethren congregation oegan our 
lovefeast Many 9th, at 2:35 p. m. 
with hymn No. 225. Bro. Bernie 
Shriner opened the services with 
hymn No. ,739, reading Rom. 8 and 
led in prayer. After hymn No. 
554, Bro. Reinhold read and com- 
mented on Rev. 21. After hymn 
388, Bro. Addison Taylor took for 
his text Gal. 13:5. Then Bro. 
Fahnestock spoke on the Home 
and Faith. After hymn 575, Bro. 
Taylor read I Cor. 11. The follow- 
ing spoke on the examination 
service: Bro. Shriner, Bro. Reinhold 
and Bro. Taylor. This session 
closed with the hymn "Praise God 
From Whom all Blessings Flow." 

At 7 p. m. we surrounder the 
Lord's tables with 39 present. Bro. 
Taylor officiated. May we all pray 
and work harder, from now on, for 
Christ and His kingdom, is my 
prayer. We thank those who came 



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to help us, Bro. Taylor, Bro. Shriner, 
Bro. Myers, Bro. Reinhold and our 
elder, Bro. Fahnestock. 

Sunday morning at 9:30 Sunday 
school was opened by the Supt. 
reading Rom. 12:1-9; Bro. Marks 
led hymn 572 in the opening and' 
75 in closing. Preaching services | 
were opened by Bro. Shank read-, 
ing Matt. 10:30-42. Bro. Marks led 
hymn No. 1. Bro. Shank used Psa. 
CO: 12 as his text. Services were 
closed by hymn 731 and prayer by 
Bro. Stump. I 

Thus ended another service and 
as we were all filled with Spiritual 
food, we went to the basement for 
the fruit of the earth for our 
natural bodies. After dinner was 
over all ventured to our homes. 
We hope the thoughts of these ser-, 
vises will remain in our hearts andj 
bring forth fruit. God bless us 
all in Christ Jesus is my prayer. 
Harry L. Junkins, Cor. 



Roesch, 147 Clinton St., Wauseon, 
Ohio. 

William Root, Secretary. 



RIDGE, W. VA. 



The Ridge congregation met in 
council meeting April 4, 1953, with 
Eld. Addison Taylor in charge. 
After hymn No. 210, Bro. Taylor 
read a scripture and led in prayer. 
All business was taken care of in a 
christian manner. Our series of 
meetings will begin Aug. 23rd with 
Elder Melvin Roesch as evangelist. 
Our Lovefeast will be Saturday, 
Aug. 29th. We ask an interest in 
your prayers that this meeting 
may be a spiritual success. Every- 
one is welcome to worship with us. 
Mamie Leatherman, Cor. 



NOTICE 



LITITZ, PA. 



My new address is: Bethel, Pa. 
Paul C. Weaver, Treasurer of First 
District. 



NOTICE 

The General Mission Board takes 
this opportunity, to urge all our 
ministering brethren to avail them- 
selves of the use of the mission 
board Tent for evangelistic services, 
throughout the summer and fall 
months. 

We have eight dozen chairs and 
five dozen hymnals also, available 
for these services. Anyone inter- 
ested in the whereabouts of said 
tent, get in touch with the chair- 
man of the board. Eld. Melvin 



We the Northern Lancaster 
County, Dunkard Brethren met for 
council on Wednesday evening, 
March 4th. Eld. Joseph Myers 
opened the meeting requesting 
hymn 208 and then led in prayer. 

Our Elder, Bro. Fahnestock took 
charge of the meeting. The min- 
utes were read and approved. Our 
treasurer gave the report for the 
year 1952. The visiting brethren 
gave their report. Eld. Joseph 
Myers and Elder James Kegerreies 
were here to take the votes for a 
deacon. The lot fell on two: Bro. 
Leverne Keeney and Bro. Edwin 
Stauffer, on account of Bro. and 
Sister Keeney not being present at 
the council, the installation took 
place the following Sunday. Bro. 
Kegerreies led the closing prayer. 
The meeting was closed by singing 



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"Blest Be the Tie that Binds." j 
Since our last report there were 
three added to our congregation.] 
On May 17 we had our Lovefeast 
with a good attendance. Ministers 
present throughout the day: Elders, 
James Kegerreies, DavM ^ Ebling, 
Ray Shank and Harry Demuth; 
Ministers, Henry Kegerreies, Paul 
Weaver and Daniel Marks. Sixty- 
two surrounded the Lord's table! 
with Eld. Harry Demuth officiating. 
We thank the brethren and sisters 
from other congregations for their i 
presence and' invite them all to 
come back again. 

Susan B. Johns, Cor. 



If the weattijer is cold don't scold, 
If the weatl er is wet, don't fret; 
If the weatier is warm, don't 

storm:, 
If the weather is dry, don't cry: 
But be cheerful together, whatever 

the weather. 



BIBLE READINGS FOR AUGUST 



Obedience 



Memory verse, Matt. 7:21, "Not 
everyone that saith unto me. Lord, 
Lord, shall ent«r into the kingdom 
of heaven; but he that doeth the 
will of my Fp^ther which is in 
heaven." 

Sat. 1- Itsi. 19:1-10. 
Memory vei. e. Matt. 7:24, "There- 
fore whosoever heareth these say- 
ing of mine, and doeth them, I will 
liken him unto a wise man, which 
built his house upan a rock." 

Sun. 2— James 1:13-27. 

Mon. 3—1 Kings 3:5-16. 

Tues. 4^John 15:1-17. 

Wed. 5— Heb. 5. 



Thurs. 6— Josh. 1:1-10. 

Fri. 7—1 Sam. 15:10-24. 

Sat. 8— Deut. 26:12-19. 
Memory verse, Rev. 22:14, "Bless- 
ed are they that do his command- 
ments, that they may have right 
to the tree of life, and may enter 
in through the gates into the city." 

Sun. 9— Lev. 26:3-14. 

Mon. 10— Deut. 4:1-14. 

Tues. 11— Matt. 12:38-50. 

Wed. 12— Isa. 1:16-21. 

Thurs. 13— Jer. 7:21-29. 

Fri. 14— Lev. 26:14-21. 

Sat. 15— Josh. 11:15-23. 
Memory verse, Jer. 26:13, "There- 
fore now amend your ways and 
your doings, and obey the voice of 
the Lord your God; and the Lord 
will repent him of the evil that he 
hath pronounced against you." 

Sun. 16— Gen. 6:9-22. 

Mon. 17— Acts 5:29-42. 

Tues. 18— Rom. 5:14-21, 

Wed. 19—11 Cor. 10. 

Thurs. 20— Ex. 23:20-33. 

Fri. 21— Deut. 28:1-15. 

Sat. 22—1 Peter 1:1-12. 
Memory verse, John 14:23, "Jesus 
answered and said unto him, if a 
man love me, he will keep my 
words: and my Father will love 
him, and we will come unto him, 
and make our abode with him." 

Sun. 23—1 Sam. 12:6-16. 

Mon. 24— Eph. 5:1-22. 

Tues. 25— Ex. 24:1-12. 

Wed. 26— Rev. 1:1-10. 

Thurs. 27— Matt. 7:21-29. 

Fri. 28—11 Cor. 7. 

Sat. 29— Luke 5:1-12. 
Memory verse, I John 2:17, "And 
the world passeth away, and the 
lust thereof: but he that doeth the 
will of God abideth for ever." 

Sun. 30—11 Tim. 3. 

Mon. 31— Rev. 22, 



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Vol. XXXI Augus t 1, 1953 No. 15 

"For the faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 



OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and (j OUR WATCHWORD: Go into aU 
Scriptural m practice. 1| the world and preaeh the gospl 



OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and (k>edienc€ ^^' 



VALUE OF CHRISTIAN marts and like subjects to- 
LITERATURE gether and compare them 

that we may establish our- 

''Now all these things hap-'seves and others? It is a 
pened unto them for en- great comfort to be able to 
samples; and they are writ- feel and know that we are 
ten for our admonition, upon standing on His true f ounda- 
whom the ends of the world tion but do we take heed lest 
are come. Wherefore let we fall? 
him that thinketh he stand- i "For whatsoever things 
eth take heed lest he fall," | were written aforetime were 
1 Cor. 10:11-12. We are written for our learning, 
abundantly blessed that we that we through patience 
have all the examples re- 1 and comfort of the scrip- 
corded in the old and new|tures might have hope," 
Testaments,to guide us, to Rom. 15:4. What knowl- 
urge us on and to reveal edge of that which went be- 
how God deals with men fore would we have, if it 
and What He desires of were not for that which 
men. The ends of the world, is written? Hope is the 
are come upon us, with its I anchor of the soul. What 
problems, trials and tribula-jhope would we have if it 
tions but we have great 'were not for patience and 
opportunities in it also to comfort which we received 
serve and witness for our from the written Word? 
Lord and Savior. Is His Are we interested in what 
Holy Word an admonition toVe can learn from the writ- 
us? Do we try to under- ten Word? 
stand it? Do we group like According to history of 



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Christianity, the great re- percentage attend Christian 
vivals have been among services regularly. Until an 
people who knew something individual knows something 
of the Word of God. How of Christ, His purpose in 
many people have you talk- coming to the earth, what 
eJ with who knew much of He had done and what He 
God's Word and what it re- 'will do for each of us, how 
quired of them long before can we expect people to ac- 
they accepted it. How many cept Him as their Lord and 
decisions de we make in life Savior? 
without some understanding! The American nation has 
of what we are doing and ^developed an age of reading 
why? land understanding. The 

Definitely, a person ap- percentage of individuals 
pealed to through their un-iwho cannot read and write 
derstanding and reasoned is very small. In fact there 
with, will be more easily! is a great movement for 
convinced and more definite- 100% literacy among adults 
ly grounded than one sud-'as well as the rising genera- 
denly and emotionally sway-jtion. People want to know 
ed. "And he reasoned in the what is going on, people 
synagogue every sabbath, .want to know how to im- 
and persuaded the Jews and prove their occupation and 
Greeks," Acts 18:4. Paul raise their standard of living, 
reasoned with those who had No doubt national economy, 
known God. Most of the I industrialization, and even 
pleadings of the Prophets I wars have all contributed 
are for people to return to greatly to the amount of 
the Lord. Moses used tables I reading. But alas, what is 
of stone in teaching and 'America reading? Why are 
leading the children of they not reading God's 
Israel. Christ even referediWord and christian litera- 
of ten to what the faithful of I ture? Without question; 
old had said or what was I confusion, isms, and a gen- 
written, leral unwillingness of relig- 

As we read statistics, it is ious leaders to accept the 
a sad picture what a small whole gospel, has discour- 
percentage, of even Ameri- aged multitudes to shun a 
cans regularly read God's | desire to understand re- 
Word. Then even a smaller ligion. _ 



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A casual word or line 
which will create an interest 
in Christ and His Word 
gives an opening to teach 
the plan of Salvation. Lit- 
erature can be casually re- 
fered to without fear or 
threat of man. That which 
is written can be referred to 
often and always gives a 
similar, deeper impression; 
v/hile words spoken are 
changeable and easily for- 
gotten. 

In fact with such a growth 
in literature, why is God's 
Word being left out of it? 
Many sermons are delivered 
without a passage from 
God's Word. True, litera- 
ture is at a great demand 
but what about literature 
which is according to the 
Holy Bible? Without ques- 
tion religious literature is 
being distributed and used, 
much of which is only con- 
fusing. Is all this not a 
great plan of satan to de- 
ceive man and destroy the 
true church? 

Is it not the duty of the 
Brotherhood and each Con- 
gregation to make christian 
literature available to our 
young people and to people 
in general? Is it not our 
duty also to teach against 
and discourage un-christian 



literature in our homes and 
under our influence? 



THE PRESSURE OF 
DUTY 



Wm. Root 



For a basis of our remarks 
in this message, we turn to 
Acts 20:22-24. Where Paul 
said, "And now, behold, I 
go bound in the spirit unto 
Jerusalem, not knowing the 
things that shall befall me 
there: Save that the Holy 
Ghost in every city, saying 
that bonds and afflictions 
abide me. But none of these 
things move me, neither 
count I my life dear unto 
myself,so that I might finish 
my course with joy, and the 
ministry, which I have re- 
ceived of the Lord Jesus, to 
testify the gospel of the 
grace of God." 

We understand Paul's 
words mean that he felt the 
pressure of duty, a deter- 
mination to follow the Holy 
Spirit's leading into fields of 
labour and service. That 
he might be a living testi- 
mony of the gospel of the 
kingdom of God, which he 
had received from Jesus 
Christ, the ministry which 
he also received of him, 



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Jesus came into Galilee, 
preaching the gospel of the 
which he was to deliver unto kingdom of Gocl, and saying, 
the Gentiles, the good news the time is fulfilled, and the 
of salvation, through God's kingdom of God is at hand : 
grace. | repent ye, and believe the 

Jesus had introduced this gospel, "Mark 1:14-15. 
same gospel to the Jews,! No wonder the apostle 
for, "He came unto his own, Paul desired to testify of 
and his ov/n received him this gospel, (he wanted the 
not. But as many as re- 'joy at the finish of life, when 
ceived him, to them gave he he would finish his course) 
power to become the sons of for he realized the change 
God, (by right of the New, from servitude of Satan, to 
Birth) even to them that be-! Sonship of God, for both 
lieve on his name," Jno. l:'Jews and Gentiles alike. 
11-12. I God's grace, wonderful 

Mark, as well as Matthew grace, without merit, 
and Luke tell us, how this through faith in God's Son. 
gospel was first introduced. | "Even so we, when we 
First, John the Baptist came were children, (of this 



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world) were in bondage un- his conversion, the time 
der the elements of the when he was stricken down 
world: But when the ful- on the way to Damascus, 
ness of the time was come, when Jesus said to him, "But 
God sent forth his Son, made rise, and stand upon thy 
of a woman, made under the feet : for I have appeared 
law, to redeem them that unto thee for this purpose, 
were under the law, (Jews) to make thee a minister and 
that we might (Gentiles) re- a witness both of these 
ceived the adoption of sons," things which thou hast seen, 
Gal. 4:3-5. That we might and of those things in the 
have power by the new birth which I will appear unto 
to become the sons of God. thee; delivering thee from 

Surely Paul did feel the the people, and from the 
necessity of preaching the Gentiles, unto whom now I 
gospel, just as he wrote to send thee, to open their 
the Corinthian brethren, eyes, and to turn them from 
"For though I preach the darkness to light, and from 
gospel, I have nothing to the power of Satan unto 
glory of: for necessity is God, that they may receive 
laid upon me ; yea, woe is forgiveness of sins, and in- 
unto me, if I preach not the heritance among them which 
gospel," 1 Cor. 9:16. jare sanctified by faith that 

The writer of this mes- is in me," Acts 26:16-18. 
sage also feels the Divine j It is our pressure of duty, 
call, the pressure of duty to Do you feel the urge breth- 
preach the gospel to sinners, Ten? to open blind eyes, 
to speak and to plead with through the gospel, that sin- 
you the members of the ners may be turned from 
Dunkard Brethren church, "darkness to light," from 
from the pulpit and in the the power of Satan, for he 
columns of the Monitor, to has them bound, but when 
work for the integrity of the they come to the Light, when 
church, that we might all they come to Christ, through 
remain steadfast to the doc- the power of the gospel, 
trine of our Lord and Savior when they come by way of 
Jesus Christ. ^ j "faith," through repentance 

The apostle in relating his and baptism for the remis- 
experience, at the time when sion of sins, they receive in- 
he was led to Christ, through heritance among them which 



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are sanctified. Sanctifica- church clean, carrying out 
tion comes through the the doctrine of the church 
gospel, through the truth, and the gospel? Have we 
"Sanctify them through thy been examples of the flock, 
truth, thy word is truth," not lording over God's herit- 
Jno. 17:17. age. 

How willingly we should fhe pressure of duty 
preach and teach the gospel, which Paul must have felt 
that we might lead sinners as he proposed to go up to 
to the light, for Paul said, Jerusalem, bound in the 
"For if I do this thing will- spirit, must have been like 
ingly, I have a reward: but an inward fire in his soul, 
if against my will, a dispen-'such a fire as was expressed 
sation of the gospel is com- by Jeremiah the prophet, 
mitted unto me," 1 Cor. 9:17.; Jer. 20:9, "Then I said, I will 
Beloved, you of the laity, of not make mention of him, 
the deacons, do you feel the nor speak any more in his 
pressure? Should you not name. But his word was in 
be wise, should you not care- mine heart as a burning fire 
fully and prayerfully select shut up in my bones, and I 
evangelists to come into the was weary with forebearing, 
field, those who stand for | and I could not stay." 
the integrity of the church | This pressure, DUTY, 
and the fundamentals of the calls to your unworthy ser- 
gospel? Should you not jvant, as the voice of a LION, 
avoid those who are follow- 'will our church drift into 
ing after the modern trend ? j apostasy again? Before 
Think of the danger such! Christ comes? Will it be as 
leaders may do for the con- 'it was in the days of Noe, 
gregation, in a few short and of Lot? Will Christ 
weeks. jfind faith on the earth when 

To the ministry, do you i he comes? Why should the 
feel the pressure to keep the 'other denominations of our 
church pure, to keep her smother church, have the 
from drifting away from ; opportunity to point out for 
the gospel of our fathers, 'us that we are drifting? 
from the gospel of our, Just why should we drift? 
Lord? To the eldership, ' Let us all, who are leaders 
have we been doing our in the church labour and 
whole duty in keeping the pray that we do not drift. 



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The prophet Amos de-isible to accomplish our pur- 
clared, "The lion hath roar-jpose. 

ed, who will not fear? the What purpose? To lay up 
Lord God hath spoken, who treasures on earth where 
can but prophesy?" jmoth doth corrupt and 

Your unworthy servant! thieves break through and 
hath roared, let us heed the | steal. Do we deduct a por- 
warning, in time before itjtion, of the 24 hours God 
is too late. loans us each day, say, one 

There is still time to keep in the morning and one in 
the Dunkard Brethren pure, the evenmg for family wor- 
let us heed the. pressure of ship? And perhaps four 
c[uty . I hours on Sunday for as- 

We should not only feel sembling in worship? Even 
this pressure of keeping the f o, a very small portion of 
church pure, but we should ^he time, m return for God s 
feel the pressure of soul ^^^^ kind and loving care of 
winning which Paul felt. i^ur every need. How most 
Great Bend, Kans. 'gracious is our God, I feel 

las though we ought to be 

I ashamed for Him to look 

^^^^^ jupon us. God has called at- 

jtention to our assembling 

James Blackwell j together. I see so much of 

I one with the other in de- 

We enter into the business velopment of a christian life, 
of this world to be in pos- My earnest prayer is that 
session of this world's goods, 'everyone be saved, regard- 
consisting of anything that less of color or dialect, for 
is of value or that which is we are all of God and will all 
needful in life. In this busi- 1 return in whatever condition 
ness we give very careful 'our soul is. 
attention, as we choose folks! As a man said to me some- 
to deal with whose promises time past, many folks do 
are authentic. We do this not have enough time to 
that we may not be de- recognized your presence by 
frauded of that which we saying. How are you today, 
possess. Our doings in life I cannot understand why 
are evidence we are utilizing folks have gotten into this 
every particle of time pos- manner of life? I have 



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prayed long ago that a those words were spoken to 
friendly attitude would re- me. Then in addition, in our 
turn. I love that good old town of churches, I think 
hand clasp, it is a conveyor, most everyone is a member 
from one to the other, of of some church of their 
love which is the foundation choice. 

of friendship. Years ago God is prseent at every 
folks would wave the hand funeral as he is at every 
as far as the signal could be other sacred event. Sin 
seen, signifying you have became so horrible at one 
my good will. We know, time that God caused a floor 
that hospitality in both of water to smother out all 
forms, friendly attitude and life but God said that would 
assistance where assistance r-ot occur again. I feel God 
is needed, without the is much dissatisfied in the 
thought of anything in re- manner which folks are 
turn, is part of the require- spending their time in a 
ment of God, to love thy quiet way of sin. God has 
neighbor as theyself. spoken of this through His 

Many, who are church prophets and knowing this, 
goers, are weak in this and we must be careful that we 
others seem to wish to ex- are not spending our time in 
press love and concern but sin. 

are slow to do it. I attended! When I was but a youth, 
a funeral some time past, of one of a family of seven 
one who had long been a boys and six girls, my par- 
resident of our home town,'ents settled out on these 
while we were waiting out-! western plains, where they 
side, on the church grounds,! were not entirely free from 
one who was near by said to Indian attacks. Folks 
me, "They have gotten to | proved their loyalty, one to 
where they do not even take | the other, by kind deeds and 
time to bury the dead." I friendly acts which were 
could not understand the used as the medium of ex- 
meaning of these words, at; change instead of currency, 
first, but going back with | We did not have churches to 
my thoughts to the many assemble in but assembled at 
vacant seats in the church schoolhouses. Many walked 
during the funeral sermon, Tto these places, rather than 
suppose was the reason go out on the range, saddle 



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a team and hitch them to a people ; the pure atmosphere 
wagon. The schoolhouse was for inhaling, the pure water 
usually filled to capacity be- below the earth's surface 
cause people were not so and so much we all enjoy. All 
stingy of the time given | these needs, so correctly 
back to God. How I loved to placed, is proof of the true 
hear those good old gospel God. In the year 1886, when 
sermons from God's blessed | the Dunkard faith just im- 
book. I remember two min-^ migrated to these plains. I 
isters who would write on used to love to go and wor- 
the blackboard "Do not rob ship with them long before 
God by sleeping late on Sun- j I become one of their num- 
day morning. In those days ber. To hear the blessed 
you did not need to coax Gospel from their good min- 
folks for a good old friendly isters and enjoy their thirty- 
handclasp, for it was the minute song services. Sing- 
conveyor of love and friend- ing is going to be a portion 
ship one to the other. 'of that praise of God in 

The first commandment, heaven. 
"Thou shalt love the Lord In these days, if you want 
thy God, with all thy heart, to get folks angry at you, 
with all thy soul and with just tell them they are do- 
all thy might." We are ing more for this carnal life 
heavily indebted to God, not than for their souls salva- 
f or this life only but so much I tion. It just seems to me 
more for that eternal life, like w^e have gone on a vaca- 
where there will be no dis- tion. Some folks try to get 
tress of body or mind. God every particle of speed from 
has asked us for obedience, their cars, endangering their 
for our good in every way, own lives and that of others, 
which I am sure there will Our government would do a 
be no rebuttal even by those 'favor to many if they took 
who do not claim to be their cars and gave them a 
Christ's representatives. |team of oxen. I hope to see 

There is so much that can folks turn back to God and 
be said of God's blessed prepare for His kingdom, 
book, of all truth we know| I love everyone even 
w^here to commence but not though they prove they have 
where to leave off. God has no time for me. I love all 
made every need of life for peoples of every nation, re- 



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gardless of color or dialect. 
To speak of God to every- 
one, is my only worth while 
witness, for they are of Him 
as I myself. My love and 
friendship to each and all of 
you and my prayer is for 
you, in this life and that we 
may all meet in God's eternal 
and blessed kingdom. 

Quinter, Kans. 



OUR CHILDREN 



Mrs. Fannie Grubb 



"God so loved the world, 
that He gave His only be- 
gotten Son, that whosoever 
believeth in Him should not 
perish, but have everlasting 
life," John 3:16, When we 
think of this great love, we 
should try to return much 
love to God and His Son. So 
many christians, who have 
tried to live right and do 
God's will, have neglected to 
teach and lead their chil- 
dren in the same way. While 
they are living separate 
from the world, their chil- 
dren are doing the same as 
the children of the world. 
What is v/rong? Do we not 
want our children saved? 
Why do parents who are 
christians allow their chil- 
dren to do as they please, 



when they should have con- 
trol over them? 

Our Bible tells us to 
"Train up a child in the way 
he should go and when he is 
old he will not depart from 
it." We are responsible for 
our children and anyone else 
that we may influence. 
There is a way that seemetk 
right unto a man, but the 
end thereof is death, our 
Bible tells us. If v/e love 
our children, and we cer- 
tainly should, we should tell 
them to separate themselves 
from hte sinning people and 
not copy its ways of dress- 
ing and amusements. 

God has provided miany 
good things for our good and 
for our pleasure, without us 
seeking the pleasures of the 
world. We are the happier 
people who do God's will in 
all things. The pleasures of 
this world do not satisfy, but 
only bring sorrow. I pray 
that God's people will try to 
win their children back to 
God. Parents should also 
pray much for their chil- 
dren. 

R. 4, Roanoke, Va. 



If our hearts are filled 
with the Master's love, how 
can our hands not be active 
in His service? 



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WAYNESBORO, PA. 



YORK, PA. 



The Waynesboro Congregation 
held then- lovefeast Sunday, May 3. 
We were glad for the many 
visitors from the adjoining congre- 
gations who came to worship with 

We, the Shrewsbury Dunkard us. We enjoyed many helpful 
Brethren, held our spring lovefeast messages from the ministering 
on May 24th, beginning with Sun- brethren. Sixty-two surrounded 
day school at 9:30 a. m. with 95 in the Lord's tables in the evening, 
attendance. i Elders and ministers with us dur- 

Elder Benj. Reinhold of Rheems, ing the day were: Elders, L. B. 
Pa., brought us the forenoon mes- Flohr, Ord L. Strayer, Joshua Rice 
sage with the help of our Elder J. and Joseph Myers. Minister, Bernie 
H. Myers. At noon we served din- Shriner and Homer Mellott. Elder 
ner in the basement to 138 breth- Ord L. Strayer officiated, 
ren, sisters and friends. i Sister Demuth, Cor, 

Again at 2 o'clock we assembled 

for preaching with eight visiting GOSHEN IND 

ministers and elders present, who 

gave us spirit filled sermons, al-. 

though some could not remain The Goshen congregation will 

with us for the evening. ^hold its annual Harvest meeting 

At 7:00 p. m., 84 communicants' services Sunday, Aug. 23, with Eld. 
surrounded the Lord's table with Edward Johnson of Ohio as the 
Elder Ray S. Shank of Mechanics- speaker, both forenoon and after- 
burg officiating. noon. Everyone who can is invited 

One of our dear aged sisters ^° J°^" ^^^^ ^« ^^ *^^ meeting, 
could not be with us at this time, I ^^«- ^^^^'^^ Carpenter, Cor. 

owing to a fall and breaking her 

hip, but we are glad and thankful McCLAVE, COLO. 

that she is getting along fine and 

is now able to be back home again. The Cloverleaf congregation has 
We ask an interest in your prayers secured Bro. Dale Jamison to con- 
in her behalf that God may restore duct their series of meetings. If 
her health and that she can be in the Lord wills, they will begin on 
the services with us. j Aug. 9, and close on Aug. 23, with 

Our revival meetings will begin Communion services Aug. 22. We 
Aug. 2nd and continue two weeks would be glad to have all who can 
with Bro. Paul Myers of Green- come, to enjoy any of these meet- 
town, Ohio, as our evangelist. We ings with us. 
ask that all many come who can Rozella Kasza, Cor. 

and help us out at this time. Pray 

for these meetings that souls may PERU, IND. 

be saved and God's name glorified.; 

Sister Stump, Cor. ' The Midway congregation met in 



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quarterly council on the afternoon D D 

of May 30, with our presiding elder 1 n"RTTITAI?V I 

in charge. The principle business UJliliJAKl 

was further preparation for several r-j q 

services here later this year. The SAMUEL H, YARGER, 

Plevna-Midway joint Harvest 

meeting is to be at Midway this son of Orlando and Sarah Yar- 
year, Sunday, Oct. 18th, also re- ger, was born in Springfield town- 
member our communion Saturday, ship, Summit county, Ohio, Sept. 1, 
Aug. 29th, services beginning in i879. He departed this life at the 
the afternoon. Then one week home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. 
later, Sunday, Sept. 6th, we plan to Austin Yarger, Munroe Fall^, Ohio, 
begin a two weeks' revival meeting May 24, 1953: at the age of 73 
Vvdth Bro. D. Paul Reed of Virginia, years, 8 months and 23 days, 
preaching for us. j in the year 1902 he was united in 

Since our last report we have marriage to Mary Surbey, who pre- 
been made glad by two returning ceded him in death in 1929. Prior 
into our group. Our aged Sister to his marriage, he joined the 
Olinger continues about the same. Church of The Brethren. Later in 
quite poorly, at 224 W. 10th St., life, he affiliated' himself with the 
Peru, and appreciates being re- Dunkard Brethren, holding his 
membered by mail or otherwise. ' membership at the Orion congrega- 

On June 14, while returning home tion, near North Canton, 
from General conference. Sister! Two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Heyburn 
Glenna Graft sustained injuries to of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Paul Huff 
her arm and foot when her car of Ellet, Ohio; and one brother, Lee 
stalled on the railroad track and of Akron, Ohio, survive him. One 
was struck by a switch engine, sister, Olive and four brothers: 
She has been in the hospital since. Austin, William, Edward and 

On Sunday, June 21, we were George preceded him in death, 
glad to have Bro. and Sister L. B.' Bro. Yarger suffered considerable 
Carroll of Cahfornia in our ser- afliction for the last few years but 
vices, stopping over on their way v/ithout complaint. Funeral ser- 
home following General conference, ^ices were conducted from the 
Their taking time to stop at these Degman funeral home In Cuyhoga 
congregations and giving spiritual ^alls and at the Orion church by 
encouragement where possible, re- 1 the home Ministers. Burial at the 
minds us of the Apostle Paul "con- j West Nimishillen cemetery near 
firming the churches." North Canton. 

We welcome all who can come,! 
to all our regular and special ser J MARION ARTHUR ROESCH 



vices; an old brick building justj 

off United States highway 31, to' Elder Marion Arthur Roesch, son 
your right as you travel south-west | of John and Katie Roesch, was 
from Peru, about three miles from born Oct. 12, 1898 in Scott county, 
the center of Peru. j Kansas. He departed from this life 

Sister Paul B. Myers, Cor. ' at La Junta Mennonite hospital 



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June 10, 1953, after a long illness of Father has fallen asleep — 
Muitiplesclerosis. His father, John Long night of anguish gone. 
Henry Roesch, preceded him in Weary days and hours 

j Are exchanged for eternal dawn. 



In body weak and sick, 
In spirit hope reigned on. 

And daily God gave grace 
Till the vict'ry was patiently won. 



death December 16, 1951. [ 

Early in life he became a mem-| 
ber of the Church of The Brethren' 
and was elected as a minister ofi 
that church at the age of nineteen. 
He became a charter member ofj 
the Cloverleaf Dunkard Brethren, Lessons to others were taught, 
church of McClave, Colo., in which | By his life of faith and trust, 
he was ordained elder, and he work- 1 Early in years he chose 
ed faithfully as long as his health To walk in the path of the just 
permitted. The work of the church 
was of uppermost importance in standing with patience strong 

his life as he endeavored to uphold 



His loved companion true, 
She watched with tender touch 
While her own soul suffered too. 



its princilples. 

On Sept. 29, 1920 he was united 
in marriage to Ardus lona Oxley 
To this union were born five chil- 
dren. They made their home near 
McClave, Colo., until 1940 when, 
due to his ill health, they moved to 
La Junta, Colo. 

Besides his companion, he leaves 
to mourn his departure, one son, 
George of McClave; four daughters, 

Nella Yost of Camden, Ohio; Esther 1 Sorrows of life must end, 
Hazlett of Norwood, Colo.; Ilah But eternity never will. 
Crisp of St. Louis, Miss., and LelaiAnd the soul who has hope 



A family tie is broken 
Only to be joined anew, 

If all will take the Saviour 
And love and serve him too. 

How blessed the promise of rest 
To his people God has given; 

And only saints can know 
Or taste the joys of heaven. 



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Beegles of Denver, Colo.; nine 
grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. 
Katie Roesch of McClave; two 
brothers, Everett of McClave and 
Melvin of Wauseon, Ohio. Two 
sisters. Bertha Jarboe of Grand- 
view, Mo., and Erma Moss of 
Caddoa, Colo., and a host of other 
relatives and friends. 

Funeral servcies were conducted 
Monday, June 15, 1953, at 2 p. m. 
from the Cloverleaf Dunkard 
Brethren church, with Bro. Walter 
Pease, of Quinter, Kans,, and Bro. 
Warren Smith of McClave officiat- 
ing. Interment was in the Fair- 
view cemetery of La Junta. 



Jesus 
Has a comfort for every ill. 

Poem composed by a friend 
the family, Amanda Shenk. 

Rozella Kasza. 



of 



TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 



Paul R. Myers 

Chapter 39 
Jerusalem, Religiously 

The most recent statistics 
gives the populatoin of Jeru- 



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salem at approximately 147,- ^ means of transportation, 
000, according to figures ob-! their mode of farming, their 
tained in Jerusalem. Of this , homes, etc., reflect the fact 
number, 90,000 are Jews, [that they have advanced 
29,000 are Mohammedans or | very little in the last two 
Moslems and the remaining: thousand years. 
28,000 are of the Christian The greatest percentage 
faith. of the inhabitants of Jeru- 

This poses a very perplex-! salem are Jews, They 
ing problem, why the Chris- ; occupy the Jewish quarter, 
tian faith is in the minority,! namely the southeast quar- 
when Jerusalem is the cap- iter. However, since the war 
itol of the land in which 'of 1948, much of this area 
Christ was born, raised, has been taken from the 
where he preached, died and Jews. For instance, the old 
arose again. | Jewish Wailing Wall is now 

Many scriptures could be in the hands of the Arabs, 
given in answer to that ques- 
tion. Suffice it to say here. 



Speaking of the religion 
of the Jew, the New Testa- 
that the great prophet, ment refers to them as the 
Isaiah, in fortelling of the i determined opponents of 
coming of Christ, in Isaiah the Gospel, or Christianity. 



53:3 states that, "He will be 
despised and rejected of 
men." He was and is re- 
jected by the Jews in His 
own land. Hence, the Jews, 
in their own way, retarded 
the Christianizing of not 
only Jerusalem, but all of 
Palestine. "He came unto 
His own and His own re- 
ceived Him not." 

Thruogh rejecting "The 
Light of the World" the 
people in Palestine are held 
in much ignorance and great 



The Orthodox Jew believes 
in God, but not in His Son 
Jesus. Any Bible scholar 
knows of the repeated num- 
ber of times the Jews con- 
demned the work of Christ. 

They do not believe in Him 
today. They still tell you in 
the Holy Land that His body 
was stolen from the tomb. 
Read Matt. 28:11-15, "This 
saying is commonly reported 
among the Jews until this 
day." 

The Jews are looking for 



darkness, even today. It is a Messiah, but not Christ as 
manifested on every hand. | the Messiah. Thousands of 
Their manner of dress ; their Jews are returning to Pales- 



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tine ever month awaiting the worship on Friday instead 
coming of the Messiah. 'of the Jewish Sabbath or 
When the Messiah does | the Christian Lord's Day. 
come, we know that it will The Moslems must pray five 



be Christ 

The Jews are God's chosen 
people. Some day they will 
accept Christ, A few Jews 
have turned to the Christian 



times each day, compared to 
the Jew's three times, and 
the Christian's privilege to 
pray whenever he or she 
feels the need. They are re- 



faith, but they are in danger i quired to pray at daybreak, 
of their life in Palestine and at noon, in the afternoon, 
have to keep secret their 'after sunset and again at 



acceptance of Him. 

Vv e had an interview with 
a converted Jewish Rabbi. 
An account of this interview 
will be given in a later chap- 
ter. 

Each Jew prays three 
times a day. After sunrise, 
after noon and each evening, 
the Jew never fails to pray. 
Saturday is their sabbath. 
On that day until sun down, 
they transact no business of 
any kind. Their places of 
business are closed. They 
are devout to their religion. 

The next largest group 
are Moham.medans and are 
called Moslems. Mohamed 
made it binding on each of 
his faithful, to go to the 
mosque or assembly each 
Friday, to worship on the 
day in which Adam was 
created. 

There they hear read, not 
the Bible, but the Koran. 
To this day, the Moslems 



night. 

When they pray, they fall 
prostrate to the ground, all 
in the same position, facing 
Mecca. Every faithful 
Moslem, must, once in a life- 
time, make a pilgrimage to 
Mecca, the birthplace of 
Mohammed, who was born 
in the year 570 A. D. Mecca 
is in Arabia, inland a short 
distance from the Red Sea. 

The Mohammedan women 
veil their faces in black. We 
were told that no Moham- 
med woman is permitted to 
enter their mosques. All 
visitors must put on large 
moccasins over their shoes 
in readiness to enter. Visit- 
ing women can enter, but not 
until they veil or cover their 
heads. 

The Moslems are strong in 
their religion. They are 
sincere, as are the Jews. We 
visited and went through 
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Mosques. They are costly, ^ 
extravagently furnished and 
many are very large. All 
built for the worshiping of 
man, rather than God 
through Christ Jesus. 

In Jerusalem there are 
28,000 Christians. Chris- 
tianity is the religion which 
recognizes Jesus of Nazar- 
eth as the Christ, the only 
begotten of God. 

Practically all Christian 
churches carry a missionary 
program in Jerusalem and 
the Holy Land. At times, 
the Christian faith propered, 
again it all but died out. 

Today, there are as many 
Christians there, as there 
are, by the constant efforts 
put forth to declare unto 
these people, Jesus Christ 
and Him crucified. 

In Jerusalem today, there 
are quite a few people, rep- 
resenting different govern- 
ments, industries, etc., from 
other nations, now perman- 
ently residing in Jerusalem 
who are Christian and are 
included in the above num- 
ber. 

There are Christian Mis- 
sions now working under 
wonderful handicaps, mak- 
ing a strong attempt among 
the young people to get them 
to accept Christ as their way 



of life. Progress is being 
made, but slowly. 

We met, while in Jeru- 
salem, a woman missionary 
from Chambersburg, Pa. 
She is there to help Chris- 
tianize these people. Before 
she can even start, she must 
learn their language. ' She 
must acclimate herself to 
their ways of life before she 
can work with them. 

So it is with anyone else 
who is making an attempt to 
serve there as a missionary. 
It means much personal sac- 
rifice on the part of the in- 
dividual to be a missinoary 
there. 

The question may arise in 
the mind of the reader. Are 
there any people living in 
Jerusalem who do not wor- 
ship in some form or an- 
other. We are told that the 
people who have no form of 
worship are very, very few. 
So few that they are not 
statistically numbered. 

Knowing that there is but 
one form of worship, accep- 
table to God, and that is 
through Christ Jesus, His 
Son, does it not present a 
challenge to Christian 
America to do more for the 
inhabitants of Jerusalem 
and Palestine, that they too, 
might walk in the Light as 
He is the Light? 



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Chapter 40. 
Jerusalem, Historically 

Probably no other city in 
Palestine has as much his- 
tory attached to its record 
as does the city of Jeru- 
of its name means "trodden 
down" it is interesting to 
note that according to some 
historians, the present city 
of Jerusalem is the eighth 
and some historians say the 
tent city to be built on this 
same site. 

Archaeological discoveries 
forty to seventy feet under 
the present city gives one an 
idea as to the amount of 
ruin and debris which has 
accumulated since the estab- 
lishing of the first and orig- 
inal Jerusalem. 

Excavators are continu- 
ally searching for authentic 
Bibical data, ruins, etc. 
When they do make a find, 
and they do occasionally, it 
is invariably deep under the 
present level of the city. 
Many of the Bibical places 
were several flights of steps, 
under the ground, which we 
saw. The Pool of Siloam, 
ruins of aqueducts, etc., are 
all reached by going down, 
oftentimes, many steps. 

The earliest known record 
of the city, when first called 
Salem, dates back to ap- 



proximately 2000 B. C. This 
record was found on baked 
clay tablets, of which about 
three hundred have been 
found to date. 

King David took the city in 
the year 1049 B. C. He made 
Jerusalem the capitol of 
Palestine. King Solomon, 
the son of King David, built 
Solomon's Temple in ap- 
proximately the year 1006 
B. C. There is a difference 
in this date of a few years 
between different historians. 

Solomon did much for the 
city. He made it a religious 
center. He built aqueducts 
to supply the city with 
water. He erected many 
buildings, while king. 

Along during this period, 
much warfare took place in 
Jerusalem. In 970 B. C. it 
was plundered by Shishak. 
In 884 B. C. the Philistine 
and Arabs overthrew the 
city. In 708 B. C. the Israel- 
ites took possession. In 710 
B. C. it was seized by Sen- 
nacherib. In the year 610 
B. C. it was taken by 
Pharoah-Necho. 

In 587 B. C. it was plun- 
dered by King Nebuchad- 
nezar, burning Jerusalem 
and Solomon's temple. At 
this time the high ranking 
Jews were taken captive to 
Babylon. 



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The Persian King, King; Seige after seige repeated- 
Cyrus, conqueror of Baby-|ly laid the city to waste. It 
Ion, permitted these captive jv/as last captured by Saladin 

in 1187 A. D. and was an- 
nexed to the Ottoman Em- 
pire in 1517. With slight in- 
temple, completing it in thejterruptions it has so remain- 



Jews to again return to 
Jerusalem. Zerubbabel then 
set about to rebuild the 



year 516 B. C. 

The third temple was built 
by King Herod, begun in the 
year 20 B. C. and completed! state, has there been trouble 



ed. 

Even as recent as 1948, 
when Israel was declared a 



in the year 65 A. D. It was 
actually a remodeling and 
enlargement of Zerubbabel's 
temple. This stood in the 
time of Christ. It frequent- 
ly was referred to by Him in 
His teachings. 

In the year 70 A. D. Titus 
captured the city of Jeru- 
salem, also destroying the 
temple. 



there. 

Thus for so many cen- 
turies, we can read of the 
rise and fall of this "City of 
Peace." Many, many more 
dates and names could be 
given of men who had a 
hand in the destruction of 
Jerusalem. Avail yourself 
of a good authoritive writ- 
ing on the History of Jeru- 



The city was in ruin until salem and you will be amaz- 



the time of Constantine the 
Great, who, in about the 
year 323 A. D. restored the 
name and the city. During 
the fourth and fifth cen- 
turies, Jerusalem became 
the center of the world for 
pilgrims from every nation. 
Finally, after a reign of 
peace, it was again taken by 
the Persians in the year 
614 A. D., retaken by the 
imperial forces, later attack- 
ed by the Arabs and was 
finally surrendered to the 
Khalif Omar in the year 637 
A. D. 



ed at the amount of warfare 
that has taken place in the 
Holy City. 

It has not ended. While 
in Jerusalem in December 
1951, we saw much evidence 
of war. We saw many 
soldiers. We saw barbed 
wire entanglement. We saw 
army equipment. We saw 
buildings recently laid to 
ruin. At night we heard 
shots fired. 

Read Luke 21:20, "And 
when ye shall see Jerusalem 
compassed with armies, then 
know that the desolation 



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19 



thereof is nigh." Whether 
this prophecy of Jesus has 
been fulfilled, whether it is 
yet to be fulfilled, or 
whether history repeats it- 
self, Jerusalem is now en- 
compassed with armies. 

Old Jerusalem is confined 
to within the wall. The so- 
called New Jerusalem is 
without the wall. New 
Jerusalem is growing fast. 
Much new modern construc- 
tion is taking place. 

Thus, through the ages, 
conflict after conflict, this 
Holy city has maintained its 
identity. It has maintained 
its position in Bible and 
World History. It is not 
like a number of the old 
Biblical cities, completely in 
ruins and desolate. 

It is quite typical for the 
Word of God, also the 
Church of Jesus Christ. The 
Word of God shall not be de- 
stroyed and the gates of hell 
shall not prevail against the 
church. 

(To be continued) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 



TIME 



William N. Kinsley 



Mark 1:15, Jesus came 
into Galilee, preaching the 



gospel of the kingdom of 
God, "Saying the time is 
fulfilled and the kingdom of 
God is at hand: repent ye, 
and believe the gospel." This 
was or is one age. We have 
two ways or paths (roads). 
The old and the new way of 
life. Also the right and the 
wrong way. There is also 
two great influences or 
powers working in the 
world. The power of in- 
fluence of Satan. The old 
way, following the ways of 
men or the world, without 
the knowledge of the Holy 
Spirit. 

Walking by sight and 
after the lusts of the flesh, 
taking the worldly things by 
the hand and thus fulfilling 
our fleshly desires or lusts 
such as fashioning after the 
world, the prevailing styles 
of dress, the manner of do- 
ing, the make or shape of 
a thing in form or appear- 
ance, custom, mode or prac- 
tice. All kinds of amuse- 
ments such as games, tele- 
vision, drunkenness, tobacco 
habits, reveling, playing 
games and betting to pledge 
on an uncertain issue or 
gambling and all such like. 

The old way or path is the 
traditional and cerimonial 
form and manner of worship 
which ended at the cross 



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when the old will ended, and law of liberty being now 
the new will and age or time established, and he became : 
came in. As Jesus taught ;| our Saviour, mediator, in- 
we should worship him in tercessor, and redeemer, 
spirit and in truth. John 4 : ^ our high priest, the lilly of 
24, "God is a Spirit: and they j the valley, the rose of 
that wors?iip him must wor-| Sharon, the most precious 
ship him in spirit and in nam.e on earth, 
truth." II Cor. 3:6, "For the j The plan of his redemption 
lejil^er killeth, but the spirit was brought to light and life 
givetji. life." [through the gift of the Holy 

The (apostle Paul declared Ghost and the gospel. We 
our sufficiency is of the have different dispensations 
Lord, who hath, .made us ' of time or age. The old way 
able ministers of the new! or path ended at the cross 
testament; not of the letter, 'before he taught Matthew 
but of the spirit. When 10:5-7, Jesus sent forth the 
Jesus died on Calvary's cross, twelve and commanded 
that ended the old will, or | them, saying, go not into the 
the Old Testament or law j way of the Gentiles. But go 
and should have ended all j rather to the lost sheep of 
tradition and ceremonial the house of Israel. And as 
law and all ceremonial wor-'ye go, preach, say the king- 
ship; and instead we wor-jdom of heaven is at hand, 
ship in Spirit and in truth. I This commission was the 
A new time or age was time and age under the law. 
established by the Son of Luke 24:49, "Behold, I 



God the Lord Jesus who was 
given all power. 

,Matt. 28:18, "And Jesus 
candle a^^ .§pake unto them, 
saying*^- AV^ Pf^WM is given 
unto me in heaven an^ <jin 
earth." This was after 



send the promise of my 
Father upon you: but tarry 
(or wait) ye in the city of 
Jerusalem, until ye be en- 
dued with power from on 
high." Acts 1:4-5. "He 
commanded them that they 



Jesus' resurrection. The 'should not depart from Jeru- 
Father has now turned all salem, but wait (meaning to 



things over to the Son. The stand in readiness) for the 
Day of Grace is come for promise of the Father. For 
grace and truth came by John truly baptized with 
Jesus Christ. The perfect water : But ye shall be bap- 



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tized with the Holy Ghost lieveth in me, though he 
not many days hence." jwere dead, yet shall he live: 

They asked the Lord and whosoever liveth and 
Jesus, wilt thou at this time belie veth in me shall never 
restore again the kingdom die. Believest thou this?" 
of Israel? And he said unto John 5:28, "For the hour is 
them, it is not for you to 'coming, in which all that are 
know the times or the sea- ■ in the graves shall hear His 
sons. But ye shall receive, voice and shall come forth, 
power, after that the Holy I Verily I say unto you, the 
Ghost is come upon you: Ye j hour is coming, and now is 
shall witness unto me both; when the dead shall hear the 
in Jerusalem, in all Judea,' voice of the Son of God; 
Samaria, and unto the utter- 'And they that hear shall 
most part of the earth. This live." Those that believe 
is now after they receive the | that Jesus is the Son of God 
gift of the Holy Ghost. The | and accept him as their per- 
new era or dispensation of ;sonal Saviour, will worship 
time. Before they were him. 

taught, and commanded,! Acts 2:21, "It shall come 
only to go to the lost sheep to pass, that whosoever shall 
of the house of Israel, and call on the name of the Lord 
not to stop by the Gentiles or shall be saved." (In faith 
Samaritians. At this time, believing.) There is none 
and age they worshiped the 'other name under heaven 
Father at Jerusalem. But given among men, whereby 
now we worship the Son of iwe must be saved. Neither 
God by the direction of the is there salvation in any 
Holy Spirit. James 4:3, "Yejohter. Yes and all the holy 
ask, and receive not, because I prophets who have spoken 
ye ask amiss." for let not I likewise, foretold of these 
that man think that he shall 'days. When the day of 



receive anything of the 
Lord. Matt. 12:37, "For by 
thy words thou shalt be 



Pentecost was fully come, 
they were all with one ac- 
cord in one place. They were 



justified, and by thy words 'all filled with the Holy 
thou shalt be condemned."! Ghost. 

John 11:25, Jesus said to| Come Holy Spirit, heaven- 
Martha, "I am the resurrec- ly Dove, with all thy quick- 
tion and the lif e : he that be- ening powers, Kindle a 



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flame of sacred love in these 
cold hearts of ours. I 

The Holy Spirit has the 
same power today, as in 
former days or time, if we 
allow it, invite it to come m\ 
our lives or hearts. He will, 
send you another Comforter, 
that he may abide with you' 
forever, even the Spirit of 
truth. The Comforter which ^ 
is the Holy Ghost whom he! 
will send in my name, he' 
shall teach you all things 
and bring all things to your 
remembrance, whatsoever I 
have said unto you. If ye 
will ask anything in my 
name, I will do it. If ye love 
me, keep my command- 
ments. The word that I 
have spoken the same shall 
judge you in the last day. I 
come not to judge the world, 
but to save the world. 

I am come a light into the 
world, that whosoever be- 
lieveth on me should not 
abide in darkness. As long 
as I am in the world I am 
the light of the world. If ye 
continue in my word then 
are ye my disciples indeed 
and ye shall know the truth, 
and the truth shall make you 
free. If the Son therefore 
shall make you free, ye shall 
be free indeed: then only is 
his grace sufficient. 

II Cor. 12:8, The Apostle 



Paul prayed to the Lord 
Jesus thrice, and he said 
unto me, my grace is suf- 
ficient for thee. For my 
strength is made perfect in 
weakness. I in my infirm- 
ities, that the power of 
Christ may rest upon me. 
Did Paul have an exalted 
spirit and mind at this time ? 
He calls him a prisoner of 
the Lord. He made a full 
surrender to his Lord and 
Master. Was he not as 
humble as a little child? 
How about the highly edu- 
cated ministers of today? 
How about the office seek- 
ers of today ? Desiring lead- 
ership or dictator's dictorial 
power. Can we posess this 
kind of a life and be a follow- 
er of the meek and lowly 
Lamb of God? The Lord 
Jesus. 

Be ready ye who wait for 
Zion's Lord and King. 
Though now you pass 
through trials great, he will 
deliverance bring. In time, 
time will bring us to our own 
destiny. The Holy Spirit 
and time can not be defeat- 
ed. Time is winning us 
away to our eternal home. 
James 4:14, "For what is 
your life? It is even a 
vapour, that appeareth for 
a little time, and then van- 
isheth away." Life is but a 



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23 



winter's day, a journey to 
the tomb. 

So also shall the rich man 
fade away, because as the| 
flower of the grass he shall 
pass away. The great men 
of the world will all fade! 
away. Psalms 90, They are' 
like grass which groweth up. 
In the evening it is cut 
down, and withereth. Rev. 
1:3, ''Blsesed is he that 
readeth, and they that hear 
the words of this prophecy, 
and keep those things which 
are written therein: for the 
time is at hand." Rev. 10, 
And the angel lifted up his 
hand and swore by him that 
liveth for ever and ever, 
who created all things, that 
there should be time no 
longer. 

Matt. 28-20, Jesus prom- 
ised and said and lo I am 
with you always, even unto 
the end of the world. Heaven 
and earth shall pass away. 
I John 2:17, "The world 
passeth away, and the lust 
thereof: But he that doeth 
the will of God abideth for- 
ever." He that honoureth 
not the Son, honoureth not 
the Father, he that honour- 
eth the son hath eternal life. 
And this is what he promis- 
ed us. II Peter 3, In the 
w:hich the heavens shall pass 
away, the earth also and the 



works that are therein shall 
be burned up. And the ele- 
ments shall melt with fer- 
vent heat, nevertheless we, 
according to his promise, 
look for new heavens and a 
new earth, wherein dwelleth 
righteousness. 

Rev. 21, And I (John) saw 
a new heaven and a new 
earth: for the first heaven 
and the first earth were 
passed away. Behold, I 
make all things new and be- 
hold I come quickly ; and my 
reward is with me to give 
every man according as his 
work shall be. I am Alpha 
and Omega, the beginning 
and the end, the first and the 
last. I, Jesus have sent mine 
angel to testify unto you 
these things. I am the root, 
and the offspring of David, 
and the bright and morning 
star. Jseus was in the Spirit 
in the beginning of the crea- 
tion of all things, and al- 
ways will be. 

Come Almighty us to deliver. 
Let us all thy life receive 
Love divine all love excelling, 
Joy of heaven come down to earth, 
Place us in thy humble dwelling, 
In thy bounteous mercies crown. 
Jesus, thou art all compassion, 
Pure unbounded love thou art, 
Visit us with Thy salvation, 
Enter every honest heart. 
Let us breathe Thy loving Spirit, 
Come into evrey troubled breast. 



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Let us all of thee inherit, 
Let us find the promised rest 
Take away that love of sinning, 
Let us fear what is wrong, 
Strengthen our faith to the end 
And set our hearts to liberty. 
Come Jesus thou almighty. 
And let us all Thy life receive. 
Hartville, Ohio, 



WHAT ARE YOU? 



Are you an active member, 

The kind that would be missed, 
Or are you just contented 
That your name is on the list? 

Do you attend the meetings. 
And mingle with the flock, 

Or do you stay at home 
And criticize and knock? 

Do you take an active part, 

To help the work along. 
Or are you satisfied to be. 

The kind that just belongs? 

Do you ever visit 

A member who is sick. 
Or leave the work to just a few, 

And criticize the clique? 

There's quite a program scheduled. 
So come to meetings often, 

Which I'm sure you've heard about. 
And will appreciate it if you, too, 

Will come and help us out. 
And help with hand and heart, 

Don't be just a member 
But take an active part. 

Think this over. Youth, 
You know right from wrong, 

Are you an active membre, 
Or do you just belong? 



LITTLE DEEDS 



Leave the big things to the strong! 

Life has countless, endless needs; 
And the while we pass along 

Let us do the little deeds. 

This is lesser work: to cheer 
Others worried and afraid; 

And to visit some one near 
Needing just a little aid. 

Who would share another's woe 
Need not v/ait to added skill; 

Or an extra inch to grow. 
All that's needed is the will. 



If love is so strong 
How can it be broken 
By one little word. 
Carelessly spoken. 

If love, then, be weak 
Why don't it break 
Under pain and despair 
And a heart's ceaseless ache. 



SENTENCE SERMONS 



Get even with your foes by talk- 
ing to God about them. 



Not wrongs done to us 
harm us, only those we do 
to others. — Longfellow. 

Activity in doing good is 
one recipe for being cheerful 
Christians; it is like exer- 
cise to the body, and it keeps 
the soul in health. 



Those who honor God's 
will as their highest law, 
have the comfort to know 
that suffering is God's ap- 
pointment. 



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Vol. XXXI August 15, 1953 No. 16 

"For the faith once ior all delivered to the Saints." 



OUR MOTTO: Spiri-twal in life and || OUR WATCHWORD- Go into all 
Scriptural in practice. || the world and preaeh the gospel. 

_^ H ____^ 

OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim tc be more sanctified, more riahteoua 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



THE BELIEVERS WALK able unto the Lord God. In 
a way that the Lord will not 

"That ye might walk be ashamed of us. Walk as 
worthy of the Lord unto all a member of the Lord's 
pleasing, being fruitful in household would. In time 
every good work, and in- past we walked according to 
creasing in the knowledge the course of the world, but 
of God ; strengthened with now we enjoy walking in a 
all might, according to his way that will please our 
glorious power, unto all Heavenly Father. We no 
patience and long suffering longer grope about in dark- 
with joyfulness," Col. 1: ness, w^ondering what to do 
10-11. jand which way to do it; for 

First, may we consider the the light of the glorious 
nature of the believers walk. , Gospel has shined into our 
It must be in accord with ] lives and we now can see and 
the Word of God. Christ, 'know our way. 
the only begotten Son, even; May w^e seriously consider 
walked in accord with the the means of the believers' 
Word of God. "He that sent 'walk. We walk according 
me: the Father hath not to the Word of God. We 
left me alone; for I do al-!walk by faith in the Son of 
ways those things that God. Faith removes uncer- 
please him," John 8:29. Not tainty, doubt and fear. We 
just once in a while but al- love God and love to please 
ways pleasing the Heavenly i Him. 
Father. I We walk by means of 

The believer must walk prayer. We know God will 
worthy of the Lord. Suit hear us and especially that 



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He will answer us according result the spiritual graces 
to that which is best for us. will crop out in our lives. 
He will not lead us blindly Our lives will be a greater 
into the uncertain future for joy to ourselves and to 
He knov/s all things. "But others. Our lives will over- 
grow in grace, and in the flow with patience, long 
knowledge of our Lord and suffering, joy and thankful- 
Saviour Jesus Christ," 2 Pet. ness. 
3:18. j The believers walk will be 

What effect will the be- crowned by an inheritance 
lievers walk have on our with the saints in light. "If 
lives ? It will be pleasing we say that we have f ellow- 
unto Almighty God. What ship with him, and walk in 
more could we want in life darkness, we lie, and do not 
than to please God? What the truth," I Jno. 1:6. The 
greater aim could we have believer has been reconciled 
in life? What is more satis- 'unto God and can now enjoy 
fying in life than to know being an heir to a home in 
that we have pleased God? heaven. Yes, a joint-heir 

The believers walk will with Christ, 
make us fruitful into every! "Who hath delivered us 
good work. What greater ^ from the power of darkness, 
joy is there in life than to and hath translated us into 
receive fruit for our labors? the kingdom of his dear 
Some fruit is not good but if, Son," Col. 1:13. Nothing 
we bear fruit according to would anger us more than 
God's "Will it will not only be for someone to acuse us of 
abundant but also good not being a believer. Do we 
fruit. Does God deserve our, walk as such or do we long- 
fruit as a return for the,' after and look toward the 
blessings He sends unto us?, world and its ideas of satis- 
How can God be pleased faction ? The world is in 



with us if we do not bring 
Him good fruit and much 
fruit? 



darkness concerning their 
spiritual welfare, no wonder 
they grope about as they do. 



As we grow in grace and How highly do we value our 
in the knowledge of our! elevated position as a mem- 
Lord and Savior, we under- jber in the Kingdom of our 
stand Him better and learn Lord and Savior, Jesus 
to know Him better. As a Christ? 



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CONFERENCE 
FRACTIONS 



Martha I. Harman 



"Bate, love divine for 
souls. 
"Reel, divine grace of God. 
"Receiving net, the church 
who stretches her arms to- 
receive souls. 
Saturday afternoon: "Bobber, people who are 

Brother Floyd Swihart, tossed to and fro by the 
Goshen, Ind. Subject, "The | winds. 
Word of God," Romans 1:16. j "Sinker, people who are 
Brother Clarence Surbey, firm ai^d go clear to the 
Amboy, Ind. Subject, "Con- bottom." 
sider," Proverbs 6:6-11. "We' Sunday forenoon : 
take too much for granted,' Elder Howard Surbey, 
have it too good. Take a North Canton, Ohio. Sub- 
handful of dust, throw it in ject, "The Value of a Tried 
the air. Where does it go? Faith," I Peter 1:1-12. 
You cannot gather it again. "Hope we feel the sanc- 
That is what we are." itifying of the Holy Spirit. 

Saturday evening: Spirit. Do we realize we 

Elder A. G. Fahnestock, need the favors of God? 
Lititz, Pa. Subject, "Sue- What is the value of our 
cessfui Fishing," Matt. 4: faith?" 
18-22. "I know a man that. Brother Edward Johnson, 
bought very expensive fish-;Wauseon, Ohio. Subject, 
ing equipment and when he , "Christ, The Son of The 
caught his fish, the equip- Living God." 
ment made the fish cbsti "What do we say by our 
$3.50 a pound. I want to tell lives ? We confess by our 
about a more successful fish- lips that Jesus is the Christ, 
ing where we need not worry What does our life say He 
of equipment. Jesus will. is? How well we love to see 
make you fishers of men. ithe picture of Jesus in the 
"Let us refer to the rod as 'faces of our brethren and 
the Bible. sisters. Does my life live up 

"Pole, the Word of God. jto what I am teaching? How 
"Line, sincer prayer that, well I wish the soldiers of 
reaches way beyond our con- the Cross would lift the 
trol. Saviour higher. We younger 

"Hook, genuine faith. ! ones need to see Him lifted a 



r 



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Z~~r77Z 7Z- ^ rrr^int^o temper, but let's control it/' 

West Milton, Ohio, August 15, 1953 ^^\^ r r^ T-^^ ^ tt* 

1__„J_ i Elder L. B. Flohr, Vienna, 

Published semi-monthly by the'Va. Subject, "Lo Here, Lo 
Board of Publication of the Dunk-/p}^gj.0 " Mark 13 :21-25. 
ard Brethren Church in the plant <<-rx7- ' i * i 

of the Record Printing Co., Com- We have SOme people 

mercial Printers, 2-4 South Miami that are iffnorant enOUSfh to 
Street, West Milton, Ohio. i 4. ^tf • j • j 

Entered as second class matter J>OW to their radio and say 
October 1, 1932, at the Post Office, they have lOUnd SaivatlOn. 

at West Milton, Ohio, under the Some churches Say they 

Act of March 3 1879 
Terms: Single subscription, $1.00 a do^'t have troubles. Let the 
year in advance. individuals do as he Wlshes. 

: — r~T I zm~-\.^. 'Praise God, as they pull a 

Howard J. Surbey, Gen. Del., Littles- • j.j. s- ^-^ • i-i. 

town, Pa., Editor. Cigarette Irom their mouth. 

Send all subscriptions and com- J remember a motto in my 

munications to the Editor. • i, i < a u • ^ 

Paul R. Myers, Greentown, ohio, f ^Oolroom, A boy IS kn0^yn 

Assistant Editor. by tne Company he keeps . 

Lewis B. piohr, Vienna, Va., Asso-i Sunday evening: 

ciate Editor. j "Rlflpr Elzworth Weimer 

Isaac Jarboe, Grandview, Mo., As-I , /"^^ V i o i • ! uVJ^mi 

sociate Editor. |Wabash, Ind. Subject, Will 

1 1 Be Found Wanting When 



little higher. We don't see Judgment?" Exodus 20: 
Him enough this day and 3-17. 

age. We have no right toi "If the righteous man is 
change things God has barely saved, where is the 
established in the church. | ungodly? We are all sinners 
Let us hold Jesus a little | by birth. Not all those that 
higher and put ourselves say Lord, Lord will enter 
further in the background.. the Kingdom of Heaven. 
If we decide it is too hard toi "Are you worshipping 
get closer to God, where ^ idols? Your possessions? 
shall we go? Little ones see I think sometimes our par- 
loving father and mother on ents make idols of our chil- 
Sunday, but hards words dren. You will never see a 
during the week." I man of much wealth satis- 

Sunday afternoon: jfied. Always wanting more. 

Eld. Hayes Reed, Modesto, ' May we be careful we do not 
Calif. Subject, "Grieving have an idol. 
The Holy Spirit," Eph. 4:30.1 "How sad it is to see chil- 

"Gossip is what causes de- dren not respect their par- 



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ents after they have brought the Christian is waiting, 
them from the cradle. When Many will take their corn 
the parents cannot help and grain as their comfort. 
themselves anymore, the The Scripture commands us 
children put them in a home, to find joy in Christ. The 
Thank God we have them. Scriptures are intended to 
The. children do not have give us hope. Our hope as 
love, maybe it is the parents Christians is fixed as stead- 
fault. The less co-operation, fast. Our hope of salvation 
it will not work. Too many is to be ready and tell those 
preachers are not preaching that ask of our blessed hope. 
the word. They are not If the love of God be in our 
preaching against adultery, hearts v/e can truthfully 
Too many homes are broken say, Thy will be done." 
up because of it. Instead of Monday forenoon : 
child delinquency, it is par- Brother Harold Frantz, 
ent delinquency. Troy, Ohio. Subject, "The 

"Bearing false witness is New Creature," Romans 8: 
like a snowball, keeps get- 1-16. 

ting larger all the time. I "To become a new crea- 
"God makes the preacher, ture we must first be con- 
Go to some church to find victed of sin. These simple 
which is the right one. Seek things of life sometimes 
and do not cease seeking. teach us a lesson. We knov/ 
Don't tell me you are not we cannot be perfect as 
proud if you have something Jesus was perfect, but we 
on you ought not to have, can strive. In every time of 
When you have on the plain need go to Jesus, He will 
garb you have a chance to support you. We must make 
speak for Christ that you a change in our lives if we 
never had before." I have room for the command- 

Elder Ray Shank, Mechan- ments of the dear Lord 
icsburg, Pa. Subject, "Pa-' Jesus. Sin is like a termite 
tience. Comfort, and Hope," that eats inside out and 
Romans 15:1-6. leaves nothing but a shell, 

"Surely we are needing then eventually it crumbles, 
comfort and patience in this Are we willing to take time 
day we live and hope for to remodel the body that has 
eternal life. Patience is a suffered sin to make a new 
grace we all need. Surely creature? Will Jesus con- 



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sider a patched up life ? We say the church put them out, 
must take the advice Jesus but you did it yourself. Is 
gives us. Is there any crooks our faith as strong as it 
in our minds that will not ought to be in the sight of 
let Jesus into our hearts. God? Is our heart in ac- 
We know the blood of Jesus cord with the command- 
Christ will cover all blem- ments? If we are a little 
ishes of our sin. The way fearful it will cause our 
to keep a new creature is to hearts to fail. This heart 
keep repairing it, we all need must be stout and of a 
repairing. Our Christian; nature. I am glad for the 
life is not a Sunday life, but great preparation that has 
everj^ day. Let us yield our been made for you and me in 
lives as clay to the Lord to this Christian battle." 
be molded into a new crea-j Monday afternoon: 
ture." I Brother Charles Leather- 

Brother Harley Rush, Am- man, Wauseon, Ohio. Sub- 
boy, Ind. Subject, "The ject, "Bought and Paid For," 
Christian Soldier's Need of I Cor. 6:19-20. 
Courage," Psalms 78:9. | "Neither silver nor gold 

"AVe cannot do the will of will buy the blood of Christ. 
God without praying one for Jesus gave His head to wear 
another and giving encour-'the crown of thorns for us. 
agement. God can give Gave His eyes to shed tears 
courage to go on, not turn for us. I heard recently 
back. Are we afraid to go ^ that Jesus spilled His blood. 
on in this Christian warfare That sounds like an accident 
we are engaged in today ?i to me. He gave His blood 
Some day we will meet God for you and me. He never 
prepared or unprepared. 'spilled His blood but gave it 
Some say it is hard to live a 'willingly. What does the 
Christian life. If you want blood of Christ mean to you 
to live for Jesus it is the and I today? 
easiest life. We can havej Brother D. K. Marks, 
more enjoyment from the 'York, Pa. Subject, "God's 
Master than the world can Demand for Separation," I 
give. I John 2:14. 

"If we have disobeyed the! "Our life cannot be hid if 
commandments, we have dis-' we are a follower of His. 
charged ourselves. Some Sooner or later they of the 



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world will feel a pang at when it come to building for 
heart. The light of the Christ, anything will do. 
world is darkness. We know, "I have been in the church 
the importance of obeying since 1894 and have come up 
all the commandments," i through the changes. We 

Monday evening: lare coming to the time when 

Elder Harry Andrews, God will step in and clean 
Grandview, Mo. Subject, things up. Will we be 
•'The Purpose of God's ready? There are two in- 
Word," I Peter 1. stitutions God established in 

"It behooves each of us to the workl The home and 
look w^ell into the way in the church. The church is 
which we are going. The what every individual makes 
purpose of God's word is to it. If we want in the church 
give the sons of men hope, we will let nothing in our 
Do we realize what it means way. How many of us think 
to us? We see men seeking upon Jesus Christ, serious- 
pleasure, that is evident that ly ? We talk of it lightly. I 
we are living in the last am sure we would not treat 
days. The purpose of God's our parents as we do Jesus, 
word was to unite believers, It is a spiritual shame and 
that we might be saved for a crime. We all ought to be 
eternity. There are many asham.ed of how we treat the 
going down the pathway Lord. If any man be of 
without Jesus at their side." Christ he will be a new crea- 

Elder J. P. Robbins, Pots- ture. How many of us have 
dam, Ohio. Subject, "The forsaken all? We are hin- 
Church, Not Denomination," dering God from using us as 
Eph. 2:19-22. clay in the potters hand." 

"No man can shut the Tuesday forenoon: 
door of the church but he Brother Howard Myers, 
can block the door. There is York, Pa. Subject, "The 
to be two knocks. When God Dunkard Brethren Church 
knocks on your hearts door and What It Means to Me," 
and you reject Him. And Col. 2. 

when you knock on Heaven's ^ "If we want to be Dunk- 
door and it be too late. ards, let's be Dunkards and 

"Wlien building a house not bring the world into the 
w& want the best of lumber church. What does the 
and all. That is alright. But Dunkard Brethren church 



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church mean to us anyway? to God with all of our heart. 
If God asks us to do some- It is necessary that the heart 
thing,, let's not ask questions, be changed. How is the 
We may sliov/ by our con- heart changed? Only Jesus 
duct that the world may see Christ can change the heart, 
we are trying to do the will We try to put Christianity 
of God. I wonder what we on. the outside. We must de- 
are doing anyw^ay in the sire to seek the Lord. The 
prophecy of the church. Too first thing we feel w^e are 
many people today want to failing, if you have some- 
see the things of the world, thing vva'ong, it is because 
We must fight them and the thougts of the heart are 
keep them out of the church, evil. Get on your knees and 
We have One we can depend ask God to take away your 
on, if we depend on man, we heart of stone. If we knov/ 
will fall. Are we living the someone that has done 
Word ? If we are not, it wrong, let's go to them and 
doesn't amount to anything not to someone who v/ill pass 
to us." it on. Seek the Lord with 

Brother Ben Klepinger,^t¥,^e^.wJ^ole heart and He 

Brookville, Ohio. Subject,,^^!: *^?/^ y^'^: ,. , ■ 

-The Sm of Rebellion," l\ ^rother Ammon Keller 
Samuel 14-10-18 j Lebanon, Pa. Subject, "Will 

uMiT -i-i. 1 ^1 ^\T 1 Our Lord Be Satisfied?" 
We eitner obey the Word ^^^^^ ^5 :13-19. 

of God or live m rebellion, ^'Will our Lord be satis- 
agarnst God. We are rebell-'.f?- ^o t ..r,-ii ^^.*- ^+ 4.^ 
• *= 1 ., . , ilea .'^ i will not attempt to 

mg when we say it is not'„^„„.^^ iv/r^ i. t -n ^ 

neissary. Wher'e will ^e l^'^^^^^^f^^^^^^ 

spend eternity? May God ^ ^^^^f ^,f ^^yone" concern 
help us that we may not be ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^^^y^^^, ^^ .^^ 
among^thosetnatlivemre-^^g^^ig^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ 

"^^^^°"- ithe Lord is satisfied with 

Tuesday afternoon: how some parents do? Too 

Brother William Carpen- busy, no time for God. No 

ter, Adrian, Mich. Subject, time to have scripture read 

"The Heart," Proverbs 1. 'or to worship. Will God be 

"The heart is the source of satisfied? Maybe we better 

our affections. We must 'change our plans and do it 

prepare our hearts and come quick. W^e forget we will 



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have to give account of every see Jesus ? Do you want to 
idle word. jsee God who made you His 

; "It still stands, Thou shalt own image? We must pre- 
not commit adultery. In this pare while in this life for 
day and age it seems to be when death comes there is no 
very popular. It is not only preparing. Prepare for 
those that have never made Heaven and immortal glory, 
a confession. Do we speak Are you ready and looking 
wisely when the opportunity for Jesus Christ when He 
comes? You tell on youself comes? You can be one of 
by the things you laugh at, them if you want to. I hope 
and the pictures you look at. and trust we will take new 
Others notice what catches courage." 
your eye, you tell on your-; Industry, 111. 

self. ' 

"The day of reckoning is' reADY FOR JESUS , 
last commg, much taster, RETURN*^ 

than we think. One day in; 

Heaven, one day with our ^^. , -rr -r. i 
Lord will be worth more' ^^^^^ ^' Broadwater 
than all the sermons we ever 



heard. Will oui' Lord be Ten years ago our nation 

satisfied ? We must put our along with nearly all other 

hearts into it in the matter nations of the world, was at 

of conviction." jwar. Enemy aggressors had 

Tuesday evening: j taken advantage of the 

Elder 0. T. Jamison, | nation's military unpre- 

Quinter, Kansas. Subject, paredness. For the present 

"The Heavenly Home," II generation and later ones, 

Cor. 5:1. ,too, the words "Pearl 

"A Home in Heaven, a Harbor" symbolize lack of 

place prepared for the preparedness, the conse- 

saints, the prepared people, jquences of which were 

This is a home eternally. ' tragic ! 

If we have beautiful homes' There are other kinds of 
her, what will that Home be ? unpreparedness which you 
Don't you want to be in that may know more about. 
Home ? I do. Nothing to Sometimes the lack of prepa- 
molest us, all will be joy and ration causes at pupil to fail 
happiness. Do you want to a class in school. Probably 



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you know of some one to be and the door was shut. At- 
turned down for a job of a terward came also the other 
certain kind because he did virgins sa^dng, Lord, Lord, 
not have a high school open to us. But He answer- 
diploma. How we lack pre- ed and said, Verily I say 
paredness toward the enact- unto you, I know you not. 
ing of Jesus' return ? Which Watch therefore, for ye 
is the most important type? know neither the day nor 
The Bible speaks in Matt, the hour wherein the Son of 
25, Then shall the kingdom man cometh. 
of heaven be likened unto' The fine guests who had 
ten virgins, who took their extra oil and were ready 
lamps and went forth to when the bridegroom came 
meet the bridegroom. Five represent those who are 
of them were wise, and five ready for Christ's return; 
were foolish. They that The foolish ones who for- 
were foolish took their got their oil typify the 
lamps, and took no oil with people who have not made 
them. But the wise took proper preparation to meet 
oil in their vessels with their Christ when he returns as 
lamps. While the bride- king, surrounded by the 
groom tarried, they slumber- 1 honor and glory due the Son 
ed and slept, and at mid- of God. By having the 
night there was a cry made, bridegroom delay his arrival 
Behold the bridegroom; Jesus was trying to help his 
cometh : go out to meet him. disciples realize that he 
Then all those virgins arose, would not return soon. Jesus 
trimmed their lamps, and himself did not know when 
the foolish said unto the God, the Father, would pro- 
wise, give us of your oil : for \ claim His Son ruler forever, 
our lamps are gone out. But; "Watch therefore for you 
the wise answered, saying, know neither the day nor 
Not so, lest there be not the hour." 
enough for us and you: but! In the first place, since no 
go ye rather to them that one knows when Jesus will 
sell, and buy for yourselves, return, people assume that 
While they went to buy, the it will be sometime in the 
bridegroom came, and they distant future. So they just 
that were ready went in do not bother to think very 
with him to the marriage, much about it. "The foolisn 



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virgins did not think to take|ing to a cocktail or bridge 
extra oil either. Are we 'party, some people would go 
being just as careless and to church or would try and 
indifferent as they? "But find a minister to talk with, 
of the day and hour knoweth although they usually avoid- 
no man, no not the angels of ed him. Liquor dealers 
heaven, but my Father would close their doors, 
only," Matt. 24:36. i People who never thought re- 

There is still another ligion to be very important 
reason why people do not would try and find someone 
think of Jesus' return. They who could tell them how to 
dread to see Him because of get right with God. 
the sin in their lives. Have We have no way of know- 
you ever dreaded facing one ing when, but we do have a 
of your parents because you way of being ready for his 
knew that you have done return any time. "Watch 
something wrong and de- ye stand fast in the faith, 
served punishment? On the quit you like men, be 
other hand think what a joy strong-," 1 Cor. 16:13. 
it is to have absent loved Each person will have to 
ones return. We can hardly answer for himself that day. 
wait. We go to the airport If you are not prepared to 
or to the railway station, or meet Jesus, you will have to 
rush out when their car face the consequences. No- 
pulls into the drive way. We body can "lend the oil" then. 
should have the same spirit Are you ready to meet 
of eager anticipation about him? He loved us enough 
Christ's return, yes much |to die for us. Do we love 
more. 'Him enough to welcome His 

Suppose you knew that return? 
Jesus would return within Cumberland, Md. 

the next few hours. Would! 

it make any difference in! PROMISES OF GOD 
your plans? Most surely itj 

would. Things you left un-| Thornton Mellott 

done would have to be donei liiomton Mellott 

in a hurry. Apologies would 

have to be made for unkind^ V/e find, in reading the 
things done or said. Can you Old and New Testaments, 
imagine that, instead of go- where God made many 



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promises or covenants with my covenant between ]\/ 
His people. We never find and thee, (a promise). I will 
where He ever failed in ful- multiply thy seed. As for 
filling one of them. We wish Me, behold my covenant is 
to start with the promise with thee, thou shalt be a 
made with Abram. Gen. 11, father of many nations. Thy 
Abram was the son of Shem, name shall no more be called 
the son of Noah. j Abram but Abraham. 

We find when the time I The Lord made many 
came, Abram took Sarai for promises with Abraham. 
his wife. In Gen. 12, the He promised Abraham and 
Lord told him, Get out of thy his seed all the land of 
country, and from thy kin- Canaan for an everlasting 
dred, and from they father's possession, and I will be 
house, unto a land that I will their God. This is my cov- 
show thee, and I will make enant between Me and thee, 
of thee a great nation, and I And God said unto Abra- 
will bless thee, (a promise). | ham. As for thy wife, thou 
Abraham departed, as the shalt not call her name 
Lord had spoken unto him; Sarai but Sarah, and I will 
Abraham was 75 years old bless her and give her a son. 
when he left Haran and She shall be a mother of 
went to Canaan. The Lord many nations, (a promise), 
appeared unto Abram and Abraham said in his heart, 
said. Unto thy seed will I how can these things be, see- 
give thee this land, (a ing I am 100 years old and 
promise). There was a Sarah, my wife, is 90 years 
famine in the land and old. 

Abram and his wife went! God said, Sarah thy wife 
down into Egypt. In Gen. shall bear thee a son indeed; 
13, Abram went up out of and thou shalt call his name 
Egypt, he and his wife. We Isaac; I will establish my 
find Abram was very rich ' covenant with him for an 
with cattle and gold. | everlasting covenant and 

When Abraham was 99 with his seed after him. 
years old, Gen. 17, the Lord Abraham was 100 years old 
appeared unto him, and said when Isaac, his son, was 
unto him, I am the Almighty born unto him. We find 
God; walk before me and be Sarah was displeased with 
thou perfect, and I will make Hagar, the Egyptian maid, 



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for the son that was born land. The Lord told Isaac 
unto Abraham by her. She not to go down into Egypt, 
said cast out the son and the Stay where you are, and I 
bondwoman. God said unto will bless you and unto thy 
Abraham, let not your heart 'seed v/ill I give you all this 
be grieved for the lad's sake country, (a promise). In 
or for the bondwoman, but Gen. 27, we find how people 
harken unto Sarah, all she can deceive one another. We 
has said, for in Isaac shall read how Jacob deceived his 
thy seed be called. Also of aged father, Isaac. Are any 
the son of the bondwoman of us guilty, in any way, of 
will I make a nation, because ' deceiving one another. We 
he is thy seed. imust remember we can de- 

Gen. 24, we find Isaac, ceive man but we cannot de- 
Abraham's son, grew up to ceive God. As that strong- 
be a man. He met Rebekah man Samson said one time, 
^and brought her to his Be sure your sins will find 
'mother, Sarah's tent, before you out. It found out Sam- 
the death of his mother, son and later Jacob also. It 
Later he took Rebekah and will find ours also, sooner or 
she became his wife; and he later, it may be sooner than 
loved her. And Isaac was we think, 
comforted after his mother's I Jacob deceived his blind 
death. Gen. 25, Isaac was 40 ^ father and Jacob's sons de- 
years old when he took'ceived him. They sold their 
Rebekah, his wife, and Isaac brother, Joseph, killed a kid, 
entreated the Lord for his dipped his coat in its blood 
wife. She went to enquire 'and took it to their father, 
of the Lord, and the Lord Jacob. As time went on, we 
told her she should bare 'find there was a famine in 
twins, and the older shall | Canaan and Jacob, hearing 
serve the younger. The of Corn in Egypt, sent his 
twins were named Esau and ten sons down into Egypt to 
Jacob. The boys grew. Esau buy corn. Joseph behaved 
was a cunning hunter and himself nobly in Egypt and 
Jacob was a farmer. Wejhe finally had charge over 
find Abraham died in a ripe all the food there. Joseph's 
old age, being 175 years old. | brothers came and bowed 
We are told in Gen. 26, down before him and Joseph 
there was a famine in the knew his brethren but they 



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knew not him. Joseph ac- 
cused them of being spies; 
they said nay, my Lord, for 
good we came, we are all one 
man's sons. The ten brethren 
looked one to another, we 
are very guilty concerning 
our brother, in that we saw 
the anguish of his soul. 
Reuben answered them say- 
ing. You would not hear;! 
therefore this distress is 
upon us. They thought 
Joseph did not understand 
their reasoning, in their 
language, for he talked to 
the through an interpreter. 
He turned himself and wept ; 
for Joseph knew they were 
sorry for what they had 
done. 

Gen. 45, Joseph made him- 
self known unto his brethren 
and sent for his father. They 
journeyed until they came to 
Beersheba where they made 
camp for the night. Here 
Jacob offered sacrifices to 
God and God spake unto 
him. "Do not be afraid to 
go to Egypt$," God said, for 
I will go with you and will 
increase your family until 
they become a great nation. 
Then I will bring them again 
into the land that I promised 
your grand-father, Abra- 
ham, and your father Isaac. 
And you shall see Joseph and 
he will place his hands upon 



your eyes, (a promise). God 
has made us many promsies 
and he will fulfill these just 
as sure as he fulfilled those 
of the Old Testament. 

Needmore, Pa. 



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The Swallow Falls congregation 
plans to have their revival begin 
August 14 and 15 at the Union 
church at Gortner, Md. Then from 
August 16 to 23 at the Dunkard 
church at Swallow Falls. Bro. 
Melvin Roesch of Wauseon, Ohio, 
has consented to be our evangelist. 
Our lovefeast will be Saturday, Aug. 
22, beginning at 2 p. m., and our 
all-day meeting the 23rd. You are 
heartily invited to come and wor- 
ship with us. 

Ruth M. Snyder, Cor. 



COMMUNION DATES 

McClave, Colo Aug. 22 

Swallow Falls, Md Aug. 22 

Ridge, W. Va Aug. 29 

Midway, Ind Aug. 29 ' 

Vienna, Va Sept. 5 

Mt. Dale, Md Sept. 12 

Dallas Center, la Sept. 26 

KANSAS, CITY, MO. 

The Dunkard Brethren church 



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met in regular quarterly council 
July 8, at 8 p. m. 

Bro, H. I. Jarboe opened the 
meeting by reading I Cor. 16:1-14, 
and commenting on same. After 
prayer by Bro. Jarboe Elder Harry 
Andrews took charge of the meet- 
ing. 

All business was taken care of in 
a Christian manner. 

One member has been taken in 
by church letter. 

Our fall evangelistic meeting will 
begin Aug. 30th and end Sept. 13th. 

Bro. Herbert Parker from Ar- 
canum, Ohio, will be our evangelist. 

May all who know the value of 
prayer, pray for the success of the 
meeting at this place. 

Meeting was closed by singing, 
and prayer by Bro. Hunter. 

Bertha Jarboe, Cor. 



Our prayer is that the "seed" 
sown in the sermon may find 
lodgment in honest hearts and will 
again spring forth and grow. 

Wm. Root. 



TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 



Paul R. Myers 



GREAT BEND, KANSAS 



On July 12th, Bro. Millard Halde- 
man, wife and son, Bro. Newton 
Jamison, Bro. M. Jamison, wife and 
little one, came to visit us. 

The v/riter and wife, with this 
group motored south into the state 
of Oklahoma, near Aline for a ser- 
vice with the Pleasant Plains con- 
gregation, our old home church. 

Having had an invitation from 
them to come and preach for them, 
we thought best to grant their re- 
quest, as we would have a chance 
to again witness the true Dunkard 
faith to them. 

After the sermon, which seemed 
to be received with interest to 
them, we enjoyed the opportunity 
of meeting old friends and neigh- 
bors in a social hour of friendliness. 
Alltogether we feel the day was 
well spent. 



ChapteHL Parti 
In and Around Jerusalem 

As we approach Jerusalem 
from Bethlehem, it seemed 
like a dream that the city, 
we saw ahead, was really 
Jerusalem. It sets on a hill, 
or rather, several, as related 
in a former chapter. What 
impresses one so vividly is 
the wall about it. The wall 
follows the contour of the 
land, up and down. As 
formerly stated, the old 
Bibical Jerusalem is that 
part of the city lying wholly 
within the wall. The portion 
of Jeruslaem built since the 
time of Christ, lies without 
the wall. 

The old city is in the hands 
of the Arab. The new city 
is in the hands of the Jews. 
There is no friendly relation- 
ship exists between the two. 
There is a barbed wire en- 
tanglement separating the 
Arab section from the Jew- 
ish section. To pass from 



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one to the other, you must the house-tops. It is not un- 
leave your cabs and walk, usual for firing to break out 
through the Mandelbaum , with the slightest reason. We 
Gate. Other cabs will then | were told that the day be- 
pick 3^ou up on the other; fore we passed through the 
side. JMandelbaum Gate, two 

So bitter are the two | Americans were shot as 
nationalities, one toward the j they passed through, 
other, that if you lived on This hatred and struggle 
one side and a very close 'has long prevailed between 
friend lived on the other, the Jew and the Arab. It 
side, in order for you to send seems it was aggravated 
them a letter, it would have i when Israel was declared a 
to be sent via the United 'state. How long such un- 
States. Similarly, if you timely relationship will exist 
wanted to telephone them, 'is known only by God Him- 
or send them a telegram, it self. 



would first, have to be sent 
to the United States, then 
forwarded back. 
No deliveries such 



as 



In the preceding chapter, 
I related the signs and 
evidences of war, now, in 
Jerusalem. Our guides took 
laundry, groceries, express,! us past the ruins of their 
etc., are permitted from one former homes in Jerusalem, 
side to the other. Even fori they were destroyed in 1948. 
a tourist to get through | One had a home which cost 
often requires delay and! him $10,000 comparable to 
much red tape. our money. Whether or not 

On one side they speak the it was entirely paid for, I do 



Hebrew language. On the 
other, they speak Arabic. 
Each side uses a different 
kind of money. Money used 
on one side is worthless 
once through the gate. 
Either side are anxious for, 
and readily accept American 
money. 

About the Mandelbaum 
Gate, guards are numerous, walls built 
both on the ground and on now remains 



not know. All he received 
from the government for the 
loss of his home would be 
the equivalent of $800.00 in 
our money. That is one in- 
stance. Wars make many 
such losses, besides the loss 
of many, many lives. 

About the city of Jeru- 
salem, there have been three 
The third wall 
intact. The 



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walls about Jerusalem were Christ's second coming, 
built by David, Solomon and Stephen's Gate is nearest 
Hezekiah. At various places the site where Stephen was 
you can see remnants of the stoned to death, Acts 7: 
first two walls. These walls 54-60, hence its name, 
were not always built on| This wall is massive. Its 
the same foundation, but at | circuit at the time of Christ 
places, there w^as a space | was approximately four 
between. 2 Kings 25:4 re- 'miles. Josephus says that 
fers to "the way of the gate many of the towers were 
between two walls." Other thirty feet or more square 
Bible characters repaired and as much as thirty feet 
and otherwise had a hand in high. As many as 90 of 
the history of these walls, these towers at one time 

At its southeast corner, stood on the third wall. It 
the wall is 77 feet above the was a fortification to protect 
surface of the ground, the city from invaders, yet 
Here a shaft was sunk to the ^ with its massiveness, Jeru- 
native rock upon which the salem, many times was taken 
wall is built. It is 79 feet and destroyed, 
below the surface. That| At the many gates, beg- 
makes the total height of the ' gars still congregate, like m 
wall 156 feet. The corner Christ's time. Many people 
stone measures 14 feet in passing in and out the gates, 
length by four feet high, i afford an opportunity for 
Others are still larger. |the beggars to add a trifle 

On the wall are a number to their sustenance, 
of towers, used as watch Everywhere in Jerusalem, 
towers in by-gone days. The one sees many poorly clad 
only access into and out of and hungry people. Many 
the old city was and is by; carry small bundles with 
gates. The Zion, Dung, 'them, which constitutes 
Herod's, Damascus, Jaffa, 'their meager possessions. 
Eastern and Golden and They sit in public places, 
Stephen's Gate are the prin-: begging for a living. An 
cipal gates through the wall, orange or banana given 
Tile Golden, or Easter Gate, 'them is eaten so quickly, you 
referred to in the Old Testa- j hardly know how they can 
ment is sealed shut. We do it so hurriedly. Jeru- 
were told it will be opened at salem is made up of so many 



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such poor people. There are 
too many inhabitants for the \ 
amount of employment 
available. Too, many pre- 
fer begging to working. 

While visiting in New 
Jerusalem, we made our 
headquarters at the YMCA. 
While visiting in Old Jeru- 
salem, we made our head- 
quarters at the American 
colony, near Jerusalem. At 
either place we were well 
taken care of. Much of the 
food served us while on this 
tour was not too tasty. 
While at the American 
Colony, one evening we were 
served, roast loin of pork and 
browned potatoes. We en- 
joyed it very much. Pales- 
tine is not a pork country. 
No hogs are raised there. 
The American Colony, which 
caters to American tourists 
imports their pork. They 
propose to serve American 
food to American tourists 
the way Americans like it. 

The YMCA is a new build- 
ing. It is similar to our 
hotels in America. The 
rooms are well equipped. 
There is elevator service. 
The building itself ,is built of 
stone. A large tower adorns 
the front of the building. 
The lawn was nicely land- 
scaped. It was a pretty 
place to stay. We made it 



our headqarters five days. 
From here and the Ameri- 
can Colony w^e visited much 
of the Holy Land. The next 
several chapters will give 
more detail concerning what 
we saw in and adjacent to 
Jerusalem, itself. 

Chapter 42. Part II 
In and Around Jerusalem 

Directly across the street 
from the YMCA is the King 
David hotel. This is a very 
modern hotel, comparable to 
the finest in America. It is 
a beautiful building and the 
surroundings are beautiful- 
ly landscaped. 

We sent our wives several 
telegrams, or rather cable- 
grams, while on this tour. 
We sent them each one, from 
Jerusalem. The cablegram 
ofice was in the King David 
hotel, hence our occasion for 
going into this hotel. 

At their magazine count- 
er, they offered chocolate 
candy bars for sale. They 
were not American made, 
but they were tasty. Candy 
is a luxury item to the 
people of Palestine. Seldom 
did you see candy anywhere. 
Here they had it on display. 
However, it was available 
I only to people who had 
[American money to pay for 
it. It was kept, principally 



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for the American tourist's 
benefit. 

No Jew or Arab could 
purchase a single piece with 
their native money. By ac- 
cepting only American 
money for this candy, kept 
the natives from enjoying it, 
which, as I stated formerly, 
is a luxury to them. Their 
meager income is not suffic- 
ient to afford luxuries. 

This condition provoked 
another problem for us 
travelers. We entered many 
stores in Jerusalem, mostly, 
through curiosity. Many 
times we were prevailed 
upon to buy their merchan- 
dise. If we were not inter- 
ested, they, oftentimes 
would cut the price and say, 
"Give me one of your Ameri- 
can dollars, I am so hungry 
for chocolate candy." Some- 
times this was actually true, 
and sometimes it v/as a hoax. 
By making a sale and in re- 
turn receive American 
money, they then could buy 
chocolate candy, which, 
without a doubt, they do get 
hungry for. 

The stores in Jerusalem 
are small. They are poorly 
lighted. Their merchandist 
is not attractively displayed 
hke we, in America are ac- 
customed to. Their stores 
being small, do not stock a 



large assortment of mer- 
chandise. To purchase a list 
of items, like our wives often 
send for, would require visit- 
ing half dozen or more 
stores, before all your pur- 
chases could be made. 

Many items we use and 
think of as being very com- 
mon in this country are not 
available in Palestine. I will 
I give one instance. Bro. Eb- 
iling wanted to purchase salt 
and pepper shaker sets. 
[Throughout Palestine, we 
made it a point to enquire 
for these sets. He had to re- 
turn home without a single 
set. Yard goods, many 
hardware items, etc., are 
lacking on their shelves. 

In Jerusalem, subsidiaries 
of Shell and Standard Oil 
Co., possibly others, main- 
tain bulk plants for the dis- 
tribution of their petroleum 
i products. 

They deliver these prod- 
lucts with tw^o-wheeled tanks, 
j holding possibly three hun- 
|dred gallons, drawn with a 
donkey. They make their 
deliveries this slow, ancient 
way. Compare their method 
with our trucks and semi- 
tank trailers. One sees a 
few trucks but the greater 
portion of the moving of 
merchandise is accomplished 
by donkeys. 



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What compares to our 
American Express Com- 
pany here, is maintained 
there, but their delivery 
system consists of two- 
wheeled carts pulled by 
donkeys. 

Many of the streets of 
Jerusalem and particularly 
on the Arab side are too 
narrow for modern means 
of transportation. Their 
sidewalks are often-times 
much wider than their 
streets. Too, these narrow 
streets lead in and out of 
buildings, and up and down 
steps. Here, many times, 
only foot travel can be ac- 
complished. 

In new Jerusalem, most of 
the streets are wide and im- 
proved. Here, autos and 
what few trucks there are, 
have no dififculty in moving 
from one place to the other. 
About the biggest obstacle 
they encounter is the many 
pedestrians on the streets. 
Few people in Palestine own 
automobiles. They cannot 
afford them. 

Most of the buildings in 
Jerusalem as well as all of 
Palestine are made of stone. 
The buildings in old Jeru- 
salem are constructed more 
crudely than in new Jeru- 
salem. Even today, their 
way of construction is crude 



compared to our modern 
(machinery way. 

When a new building is to 

be constructed, stones from 

'the quarries in the moun- 

i tains are hauled to the site. 

I They are in the rough. At 

I the site, many men, often 

tw^o dozen or more, will sit 

in a semi-circle. Each has 

a large rough stone before 

him. With crude hand tools, 

he shapes the stone to fit its 

position in the building. 

While these stone masons 

jare at v/ork shaping the 

stones, others are laying the 

stones in the building. It is 

'a slow, laborious process. 

I Should they decide to dis- 

I mantle an old building to 

'make way for a nev/ one, 

that process is slow, also. 

^Instead of using power 

im.achinery, like bulldozers 

'and battering rams, they 

'place long ladders strapped 

together to reach the top of 

the building. 

Then men start at the top, 
working from their ladders, 
and take out stone by stone, 
in the reverse order in which 
they Vv'ere placed there. 
Other men with leather 
baskets place the stones and 
broken stones in their bas- 
kets and carry them down 
the ladders. Then they! 
empty it in two wheeled] 



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21 



arts drawn by donkeys and self rode straddle the donkey 
it is hauled away from the and the boxes. He was go- 



site. 



ing from place to place sell- 



Ever so many men will be^P^ ^i^ baked goods. Watch- 
working on one single proj-li^fj^™ ^^ndjiis jn^thod of 
ect. Even then consider 
able time is required to ac , 

complish very much. I was "^^^^^ ^^ ^^• 



doing business did not seem 
much like a "modern 



told there is much turnover 
in labor on such a project 
because the men do not like 
to work. Seldom do many 
of them stick to a job. 

While in Jerusalem, we 
did not see many building. . . _ . 

projects under construction. H^^^enca, with nearly every- 
In the last few years, many one havmg an automobile, 
buildings were erected, l^ut m Jerusalem we saw 
financed by outside money, '"^^^y of them Most of them 
that is, from other countries. ?^e painted white. It was 
Most of this construction interesting. 



Because of the lack of 
privately owned a u t o - 
mobiles, most of the people 
walk from place to place. 
They transport their babies 
in baby buggies. We do not 
see many baby buggies in 



In the book of Numbers, 
read regarding the 



was accomplished by modern 
methods. However, when we 

the natives erect or dis-|Nararite vow. We saw men 
mantle a building, they do it|in Jerusalem, who today yet, 
as outlined above. Itake the Nazarite vow. They 

Bread, milk, etc., is de-,J^ad their heads covered, 
livered by donkey. Milk However, they let the 
cans are stropped, one on 



each side of the donkey. 
Here, as in Egypt, no 
thought is given regarding 



hair 
that grows ahead of their 
ears, grow long. We saw 
several where this portion of 
their hair was curly and 



sanitation or refrigeration. I long enough to flow back 
One bread man I saw had P^er their shoulders. _ This 
two large boxes strapped to ^^ but one part of their vow 
his donkey, one on either ^nd this Jewish vow is still 
side. On the outside of each practiced today. 



box was lettered the words, 
"Modern Bakery." He, him- 



(To be continued.) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 



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SENTENCE SERMONS 



The love of Christ is too 
large for any heart to hold. 
It will overflow into others' 
hearts, encircling their lives. 
The heart of Christ is a cost- 
ly thing for anyone to have. 
It will lead those v/ho have it 
where it led Him. If it cost 
Him rhe cross, it will cost 
them no less. — J. M. Camp- 



Friendship with the world 
is like ivy with the oak. The 
ivy may give the oak a 
grand, beautiful appearance, 
but all the while it is feed- 



ing on its vitals. 



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Should meet His full command; 
That our strength may be renewed 
To over-come on every hand. 
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A MIRACLE OF GRACE 



Oh sacred place, the house of God, 
Where Saints may come to praise. 

And sing in melody, and laud. 
Our Saviour's banner raise. 

Let naught but awe possess our 
hearts. 

When we assemble at that place, 
May Godly fear to each impart, 

That Souls may feel His grace. 

If in His spirit, meek we come, 
Each holy first day morn; 

To worship Christ, our sacred Head, 
Our joy will come from Him 
alone. 



Beside a winding dusty path 

Mid earth's dark mud and mire 
There grew a tender little plant, 

'Twas just a common brier. 
It had no lovely blossoms 

With rich perfume to share. 
Instead, it had just ugly thorns 

To cut and hurt and tear. 

But then, one day the Gardner 
came 

And found that little brier; 
It had no form or beauty 

That man would e'er desire. 
He saw beneath those ugly thorns, 

A work that He could do. 
There yet would blossom from its 
stem,. 

A rose of softest hue. 

The Gardner gently lifted it. 

And brought it back with care. 
He placed it in His garden. 

Among His flowers there. 
Flowers of rarest beauty, 

That old brier had never known 
Until the Gardner placed it there 

And claimed it for His own. 

The marvel of God's wondrous 
grace 

In all our lives, is due 
Not to what we were by nature, 

Just common briers too; ;| 

It is because we did allow, ''% 

God's tools to be applied. 
That He might open wide our 
hearts 

And seal His love inside. 



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So when the Gardener starts to 
work 

Within our thorny heart, 
And we just open up to Him 

And give him every part. 



Fri. 18— Col. 3:12-25. 
Sat. 19— Psa. 19. 
Memory verse, John 1:1, "In the 
beginning was the Word, and the 
jWord was with God, and the Word 



He then takes out those thorns that was God. 



cut 
And gives back in their place 
His very life, that we may wear 
His image on our face. 

— Selected. 



DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING 
FOR SEPTEMBER 



God's Word 



ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 
LESSONS 



Sun. 20— Isa. 40:3-8. 
Mon. 21— Prov. 6:20-35. 
Tues. 22— John 20:19-31. 
Wed. 23— Rom. 1:8-19. 
Thurs. 24— Eph. 6:10-24. 
Fri. 25— Acts 20:28-35. 
Sat. 26— Heb. 4:9-16. 
Memory verse, II Tim. 3:16, "All 
scripture is given by inspiration of 
God, and is profitable for doctrine, 
for reproof, for correction, for in- 
struction in righteousness." 
Sun. 27—1 John 5:7-21. 
Memory verse, Psa. 119:89, "For jvion. 28— Matt. 8:5-13. 

ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in ^ues. 29— John 5:32-47. 

heaven." Wed. 30— Rev. 22:14-21. 

Tues. 1— Mark 8:34-38. 
Wed. 2— John 12:42-50. 
Thurs. 3— Matt. 5:13-21. 
Fri. 4—1 or. 4:14-21. 
Sat. 5— Deut. 8. 
Memory verse, Isa. 40:8, "The July 5 — Husbands and Wives to be 
grass withereth, the flower fadeth: ^ i io ?J°^^ Mind I Pet. 3:1-11 
Z i. i.-L. -J* i-jiiij. J July 12 — We are to Have a Good 

but the word of our God shall stand Conscience. I Pet. 3:12-22. 

for ever." July 19— Temperance lesson— Labor 

Not to Be Rich. Prov. 
23:1-26. 
July 26 — A Saint is a Stranger in 
this World. I Pet. 4:1-10. 
Aug. 2— Let Us be Happy When We 
Can Suffer for Christ. 
I Pet. 4:11-19. 
Aug. 9— Be Clothed With Humility. 
I Pet. 5:1-14. 

Memory verse, I Pet. 1:25. "But Aug. 16— True Christian Virtues, 
the word of the Lord endureth fori II Pet. 1:1-10. 

ever. And this is the word which ^"S- 23— Scriptures are Made Plain 
by the gospel is preached unto! Ipi^H.^u^Fel l:nt2l"''^^ 

Aug. 30— Warning Against False 
Teachers. II Pet. 2:1-11. 
Sept. 6— The False Prophet and 
His Followers are to be 
Judged. II Pet. 2:12-22. 
Sept. 13 — The Lord is Coming 
Again. II Pet. 3:1-18. 



Sun. 


6 Job. 23. 


Mon. 


7— Jer. 2:1-9. 


Tues. 


8 Jer. 15:15-21. 


Wed. 


9 II Peter 1. 


Thurs 


10— I Thess. 2:8-16 


Fri. 


11— Deut. 6:3-16. 


Sat. 


12— Psa. 119:9-16. 




13-^ob. 6:14-30. 
14— Luke 2:40-52. 
15— John 3:25-36. 
16— Rom. 10:1-14. 



Thurs. 17— James 1:19-27. 



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Sept. 20— Walk in the Light of the 
Gospel. I John 1:1-10. ; 

Sept, 27— Our Conduct Will Prove 
Our Love for God. I John 
2:1-14. I 



OFFICIAL DIRECTORY 



PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL 

LESSONS 



July 5— Hannah, a Woman Who 
Loved God. I Sam. 1:1-3,! 
9-11; 17-28. 

July 12— The Boy Samuel, God's ; 
Helper. I Sam. 2:18; 3:1 

1-10. I 

July 19 — A Shepherd Boy Who Be- 
came King. I Sam. 16:7,1 
11-13; 17:34-36. | 

July 26 — A Prince Who Helped a 
Shepherd Boy. I Sam.j 
17:58; 18:1-8; 19:1-7. j 

Aug. 2— A King Who Was Kind to: 
a Lame Man. II Sam. 4:4; ! 
9:1, 5-13. I 

Aug. 9 — (Review) Showing Ourj 
Love to God. Psa. 105:1-5.; 

Aug, 16 — A Widow Sharing Her ■ 
Last Meal. I Kings 17:1 
8-16. I 

Aug. 23 — Elijah Brings the Widow's 
Son to Life. I Kings, 17 :[ 



17-24. 
Aug. 30- 

Sept. 6 

Sept. 13 

Sept. 20 

Sept. 27 



-Elijah Fed by Ravens. I 

Kings 17:1-6. 
-Elijah Finding a Helper 

I Kings 19:4-21. 
-A Woman Who was Kind 

to Elisha. II Kings 4: 

8-11; Matt. 22:34-39. 
—Elisha Returning a Kind- 

nes. II Kings 4:18-22, 
27-37. 
— (Review) Showing Our 

Thanks to God. II Cor. 

9:6-13. 



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Vol. XXXI September 1, 1958 No. 17 

"For the faith once lor all delivered to the Saints." 



OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and || OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
Script«iral in practice. |j the world and preaeh the gospel. 



OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 



LEARNING with the result that some re- 
ligious people have turned 

"Train up a child in the against all education except 
way he should go : and when just that which is privately 
he is old, he will not depart picked up. Sincere religious 
from it," Prov. 22:16. At people can control or support 
this time of the year, so proper education for their 
many of our young members children to a large extent, if 
and our children are start- they wish, but only at a 
ing to school that it is wise great sacrifice of time and 
to consider this subject finances, 
seriouslj^ for a while. | Most states have set 

Some facts serve as a basis standards • o f education 
for our consideration. It is which each child must meet, 
impossible to get through Some children set standards 
life without some kind of largely, to get by with as 
education. If they always little effort as possible, 
receive the proper educa- Perhaps some parents do not 
tion, they could not get too encourage children of the 
much. Certain types of edu- good in proper education 
cation will aid the spiritual as a sufficient supplement 
life and others will hinder it. to that which the state sup- 
Improper education actually plies. 

hinders the spiritual life, a Usually, children are in 
mixture may also hinder the their school age more than 
spiritual growth. ithey are awake at home. 

Education in general, has Children are in school at 
hindered and in some cases least 25 times more than 
killed spiritual growth, they are in church. Educa- 



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tion begins at home long be- not so noticeable as the ear 
fore school age. Perhaps nal. 

many of us do not realize the In general, carnal develop- 
value of this first period of ment is similar for similar 
education, before reaching ages. Not so with spiritual, 
public school age, particular- liKely because it depends 
ly for its value toward moral more on the effort of the in- 
and spiritual growth and dividual upon his willingness 
development. jto accept and fulfill the 

Individuals grow over a'^"^/^^ and opportunities 
circle range in natural life.i^^^^^i^'^, ^ome before him. It 
It is astonishing to compare 1^^^^ ^f ^^ some 10 years or 
the differences between s^y']}''\^ ^^/^t through the 
an individual of 4 years, 20, pi'st grade so to speak, or to 
40 and 60. Their under- f^^ able to take meat rather 
standing, their purposes in'^^^^ f ^^k- {^^^ ^n illustra- 
life, their joys, their attain- *^^^"' I recently overheard a 
ments and many others are convert of one year com- 
so vastly different The ^^^^^^^^S' another for then- 
growth of the spiritual child P^^esence at services and 
varies at different ages also "f^^^f ^^^"^ ^^ more regular 
but Spiritual education, f^^f^^^^^e^ actually the 
spiritual growth and spirit- /^^^^^^l^^^ ^f^ i^ the church 
ual attainments varv much ^^^^^ 7; years, 
from the same steps in',, ^^..^^^^ ^^i^^stian becomes 
natural life I 'Spiritually educated and 

,,,"', ^. , , {grows, he centers himself 

Natural education and de-'upon God's word, his life be- 
velopmentis largely com- eomes Christ centered and 
pulsary, at least to a certain ^jg i^f^ ^nd ambitions soon 
stage. Perhaps one reason jj^^ome centered on helping 
IS that It and Its results are jost souls to understand and 
more noticeably and rivalry obey God's word. The spirit- 
urges the carnal person on,' ally educated cannot learn 
in whatever achievements , too much about Christ and 
he strives for. Spiritual the Word of God, they can- 
education and development not help others too much; 
is largely voluntary. Al- for they find real joy in 
though its attainments are christian singing, christian 
many times greater, they are ' speaking, christian fellow- 



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ship and christian duties. ' stricted from evil. Many 
Christ served, 'Tor the joy parents indulging in sin to 
that was set before him." the extent that they are a 
II Pet. 3:18, "But grow in bad example to their chil- 
grace, and in the knowledge dren. We know of christian 
of our Lord and Saviour parents that have suffered 
Jesus Christ. To him be hardships because of their 
glory both now and forever, children getting into bad 
Amen." i society. We know of young 

I people that have become dis- 

THE RISING icouraged and turned away 

GENERATION I from places of worship be- 

j cause of horrible untrue re- 

I F Marks I ports spoken about them. 

^ Surely it will be much better 

for us in the day of judg- 
This is a matter of great ment if we have spoken the 
importance, the I'earing of truth. 

the rising generation. If i have learned of untrue 
we neglect our duty toward reports about some that are 
the rising generation we resting from the cares of 
neglect our duty toward earth. Much time is being 
God. As we are told in His spent in doing evil that 
Word, bring up a child in should be used in doing 
the way it should go. In the good. I know of parents 
nurture and admonition of that have suffered much 
the lord. As many of us evil criticism because of 
look back to the days of our people using thoughts and 
youth, we see sin and wick- evil imaginations as a re- 
edness greater now. The proach upon them. We need 
disgrace of nakedness dis- to stand for justice and not 
played along streets and become discouraged in this 
highways, has grown much crooked and pre verse gener- 
worse in the last quarter of ation. 

a century. , We see and know many 

We send our children to people, including professing 
school, there tliey become christians, who are not 
well acquainted with bad as- bringing up their children 
sociates. They learn that in the way they should go. 
some children are not re- If we are to have the answer, 



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'~ . -^.,. r~ ;~T~;"~.nco The rising generation will 

West Milton, Ohio, Sept. 1, 1953 j.^ ^^ t i. n t 

_ never see the light oi Jesus 

Published semi-monthly by the in the liveS of the Ungodly 

Board of Publication ot the Dunk- and the sinner, who work 

ard Brethren Church m the plant ,-, i r ^ ^ ^ i • 

of the Record Printing Co., Com- through falsehood and m- 

rnercial Printers, 2-4 South Miami justice to fulfill their de- 
Street, West Milton, Ohio. *^ • iv/r • 4.1 j. 
Entered as second class matter ^ires. My prayer IS th.at We 
October 1, 1932, at the Post Office, gO to God through Christ 

at ¥/est Milton, Ohio, under the so a greater light may shine 

Act of March 3, 1879. • ,1 ° f i.-^ ,- • 

Terms: Single subscription, $1.00 a ^^ ^'^^ presence 01 tne rismg 

year in advance. generation. Let US think of 

tT ITT~Z ^^nr,^ l ■'^ne rising generation who 

Howard J. Surbey, R. 2, Taneytown, £ • ^.i j? 

Md., Editor. are safe m the arms of 

Send 'all subscriptions and com- Jesus for eternity, resting 

munications to the Editor. ■ i l.^ 

Paul R. Myers, Greentown, Ohio, ^^ P?^f e, away irom the 

Assistant Editor. cruel hands 01 striie and 

Lewis B. Flohr, Vienna, Va., Asso- mUch evil. Let US liever 

"ate Editor. ! neglect our dutv to our 

Isaac Jarboe, Grandview, Mo., As- ^.^^ n j o, 

sociate Editor. Maker, that alter we are 



through this world of death, 
well done thou good and that will be destroyed, ours 
faithful servant, we must will be a Crown of Life. 
ever be faithful and notj R, R. 1, Felton, Pa. 

neglect our duty toward thej 

rising generation. By re-i SIN 

sponding to our duty, to thej 

rising generation, we are! D. K. Marks 

laying up treasures in the' 

great beyond. We know of; "But exhort one another 
people that have not brought 'daily, while it is called to- 
up their children in the way day; lest any of you be 
they should go, who have by hardened through the de- 
the means of injustice, de- ceitfulness of sin," Heb. 3:13. 
stroyed the reputation of In the first part of this chap- 
their fellowman. We know ter the writer refers to 
of people that are grown, Moses who was faithful in 
w^ho believe in punishing all his work. Moses was 
others for things they know taught by his parents in 
not, while they are living a his childhood, to be faithful 



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to God. Latei' the daughter Israelites that God would 
of king Pharaoh took him to deliver them out of this land 
the Egyptian palace and of sin and bondage. They re- 
educated him and he became joiced. Moses i went to 
a rulei- under the king that Pharaoh, a man of sin, to 
worshiped idols. In the leave Israel go, he refused 
fortieth year of Moses' life, and said who is the Lord? I 
he still had not forgotten will not harken to His voice, 
the true God and the people and he increased Israel's 
of God, he left the palace burdens. Moses, by the help 
and went out to see the bur- of God, performed one 
dens of his brethren. He miracle after another till 
made an effort to help them, Pharaoh knew the power of 
then he saw that he was in God. He ordered Israel to 
danger of losing his i3wn leave Egypt after many 
life so the fled to another trials, 
country for safety. i But Pharaoh hardened his 

Moses lived in Midian heart and ordered his army 
forty years, day after day he to go and bring Israel back 
led sheep out in green pas- into Egypt. They met them 
tures. One day Moses saw at the Red sea. When Israel 
a bush burning with fire saw them coming they cried 
and it was not consumed, he out for fear and murmured 
went nearer to see why the against Moses. Moses said 
bush was not consumed. He fear not, stand still and see 
heard a voice, Moses, Moses, 'the salvation of God. Moses 
Moses said, here I am. God and Israel obeyed the voice 
said take off thy shoes from of God. They arrived safe 
thy feet for the place that on the other side, their 
thou standest is holy ground, enemy dead, never to trouble 
Moses obeyed. When God them again. They sang a 
told Moses that he should go song of thanksgiving and 
to Egypt and lead his people ' deliverance to God. 
out, into a better country, he They traveled toward 
felt his weakness. God Caanan. God gave them 
promised to be with him and bread and flesh to eat. They 
supply his needs. murmured and complained 

Moses went by faith, and time after time. "Where- 
Aaron met him on the way, fore I was grieved with that 
they went and told the generation, and said, They 



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do always err in their heart ; to obey Jesus and His law to 
and they have not known enter into Heaven. 
my ways. So I sware in myi When the waters were 
wrath, they shall not enter dried from the face of the 
into my rest," Heb. 3:10-11. earth Noah came out of the 
God v/as grieved because ark and offered a sacrifice 
thej^ were living and travel- to God. Men and women in- 
ing in unbelief and sin. creased on the earth again, 
^'Whosoever committeth sin but sin and wickedness in- 
transgresseth also the law; creased again. God called 
for sin is the transgression Abraham to leave sin and 
of the law," I Jno. 3 :4. God walk with him in another 
created heaven and earth, country. By faith he obeyed 
he created Adma and Eve and received a blessing, 
and placed them in the gar- Isaac lived in the same 
den of Eden. There was country, and died. Jacob 
one tree in the garden which lived there, in his old age 
He commanded them not to he decided to move into 
eat of its fruit. They obeyed Egypt. After Jacob (Israel) 
till the author and teacher and Joseph died their chil- 
of sin (Satan) came and per- dren were living in bondage 
suaded them to disobey or do and sin, many prayers went 
what God said they should to God for deliverance. God 
not do. The reward of sin is sent Moses to deliver them, 
punishment. Children were, When they were delivered 
born into the w^orld, they, they were disobedient, they 
were deceived and commit- desired to go back to Egypt 
ted sin upon sin. God was but they died in the wilder- 
grieved with their continued ness. Kaleb and Joshua and 
sins. God spake to Noah the younger people entered 
and said, since he and his | the promised land. They 
family were faithful they were told to obey God and 
should build an ark to save keep His commandments 
their lives, because he would and receive mam^ blessings, 
destroy the lives of all disobeying them was sin, the 
sinners with a flood of reward was punishment and 
water. Noah obeyed God in death. 

all things, so he was saved. I The writer to the Hebrews 

This is a teaching and compares Moses and Jesus, 

warning for our generation who lived in this Avorld of 



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sin. Jesus was tempted and righteous one and followed 
tried by Satan, Jesus did not him. Paul was concerned 
sin. The Jews said they , that those who had been 
were Abraham's children, -baptized would not live in 
they accused Jesus of sin- sin again. "Awake to right- 
ning. They forgot to ex-|eousness, and sin not; for 
amine their own lives, they 'some have not the knowl- 
were not God's children. | edge of God; I speak this to 
Then said Jesus again unto your shame," I Cor. 15:34. 
them, I go my way, and ye The Corinthians were car- 
shall die in your sins ; nally minded, and spiritually 
whither I go, ye cannot sleeping. Reading, hearing 
come," Jno. 8 :21. They were and mieditating upon God's 
not willing to confess their word will help to awaken 
sins, take up their cross and and live the Christ life." 
follow Jesus. Jesus never Wherefore, seeing we also 
failed, he was without sin. are compassed about with 
There is no room in Heaven so great a cloud of witnesses, 
for sin. Leprosy is a type let us lay aside every weight, 
of sin, a disease that de- and the sin which doth so 
stroys and kills the body of easily beset us, and let us 
flesh. run with patience the race 

Sin poisons the soul and that is set before us, looking 
causes spiritual death. "All unto Jesus the author and 
unrighteousness is sin : and finisher of our faith ; who 
there is a sin not unto for the joy that was set be- 
death," 1 Jno. 5:17. Let us fore him endured the cross, 
notice the words that Saul despising the shame, and is 
of Tarsus received when he set down at the right hand 
was working and living in of the throne of God," Heb. 
sin. "For thou shalt be his 12:1-2. There are sins of 
witness unto all men of what omission and commission, 
thou hast seen and heard. ' "Therefore to him that 
And now^ why tarriest thou ? knoweth to do good and 
Arise, and be baptized, and doeth it not, to him it is sin," 
wash away thy sins, calling Jas. 4:17. Sin has a thou- 
on the name of the Lord," sand treacherous arts to 
Acts 22:15-16. Paul called practice on the mind, with 
on God, he was baptized, he flattering looks she tempts 
learned from Jesus the our hearts, but leaves a 



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sting behind. and what he had and came • 

R. 3, York, Pa. to Beersheba, and offered a 

sacrifice unto the God of 

ISRAEL LEAVING ^^^ father, Isaac. God spake 

EGYPT unto Israel in the vision in 

the night and said, Jacob, 

^- , ^;r n ^^ Jacob, and he said, here am i 

Thornton Mellott .j ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ I ^^ q^^^ the 

I God of your father ; fear not 
In Gen. 45, Joseph told his to go dov/n into Egypt ; I 
brothers not to be grieved will make of thee (as I 
nor angry with yourselves, promised) a great nation •> 
that you hold me hither for and Jacob rose up from 
God sent me to preserve life. Beersheba and the sons of 
Two years the famine has Israel carried Jacob their 
been and there are five years father, and their little ones, 
more ; God sent me before and their wives, in the 
you to save your lives and wagons which Pharoah sent 
your posterity by a great to carry him, and they came 
deliverance. It was not you unto the land of Goshen and 
that sent me but God; He Joseph made ready his 
made me a father to chariot and went up to meet 
Pharoah and a ruler of all Israel, his father, at Goshen. 
Egypt. I He presented himxself unto 

In Gen. 46, Jacob took his him and he fell on his neck 
cattle and his goods, that and wept a good while, 
they had gathered in' Israel said to his son, 
Canaan and went into Joseph, now let me die, since 
Egypt. We find Jacob had I have seen your face, be- 
twelve children, but one was cause you are yet alive, 
not with him when he went Joseph said he would go up 
into Egypt. The eleven that and tell Pharoah, my 
went with him into Egypt brothers, and my father has 
and their children's children come unto me; and the men 
making 67 in all that went are shepherds, for their 
down into Egypt. Counting trade is to feed cattle; and 
Joseph and his two children they have brought their 
made 70 of the children of flocks and if Pharoah ask 
Israel. ^you what your occupation is 

Jacob took his journey tell him, thy servants trade 



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hath been about cattle from Joseph spake unto Pharaoh, 
our youth until now, both saying, My father made me 
we and our fathers. That sware saying, Lo, I die; in 
you may dwell in the land my grave which I have dig- 
of Goshen; for every shep-ged for me in the land of 
herd is an abomination unto; Canaan, there bury me. 
the Egyptians. Jacob lived in Pharaoh said go up and bury 
the land of Egypt 17 years, your father according as he 
and multiplied exceedingly made you sware, and Joseph 
so the whole age of Jacob went up and buried his 
was 147 years. The time father. When Joseph's 
drew nigh that Israel must brothers saw their father 
die. He called his son was dead, they said Joseph 
Joseph, and said unto him, will be angry with us. They 
bury me not I pray thee in sent a message to Joseph 
Egypt and Jospeh promised saying, Forgive us of our 
him. We find in Gen. 49, sins that we did unto thee 
that he called his twelve sons evil. And Joseph wept when 
to him, that he might bless they spake unto him. Joseph 
them before he died. Also said, fear not, am I in the 
the place of his burial, he place of God? But for you, 
said unto them, I am to be you thought evil against me. 
gathered unto my people in God meant it for good, 
the cave that is in the field Joseph said unto his 
of Ephron, the Hittite, which brothers, I die. God will 
Abraham bought from the surelj^ visit you, and bring 
children of Heth. And Jacob you out of this land which 
had made amend of com- he sw^are to Abraham, to 
manding his sons, he gather- Isaac, and to Jacob. So 
ed his feet into his bed, and Joseph died being 110 years 
yielded up the Ghost, and old, and they embalmed him 
was gathered unto his and he was put in a coffin in 
people. (Egypt. Joseph died and all 

Joseph fell upon his his brethren and all that 
father's face, and wept upon generation. The children of 
him, and kissed him. Joseph Israel were fruitful and in- 
commanded the physicians ceased and multiplied, and 
and the physicians embalm- were exceeding mighty. The 
ed Israel. When the days of land was filled with them, 
mourning was passed, Now there arose a new^ 



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king over Egypt which knew woman, that she may nurse 
not Joseph, and he said unto it for you? Pharoah's 
the people, behold, the people daughter said, go, and the 
of the Children of Israel, be woman went and called the 
more mightier than we. child's mother. 
Come let us deal wisely with Take this child away, and 
them. But the more they nurse it for me, and I will 
afflicted them, the more give you wages. The child 
they multiplied and grew, grew, and she brought him 
The king charged all the unto Pharaoh's daughter, 
Israelites saying every son and he became her son, and 
that is born of ye shall be she called his name Moses. 
cast into the river, and every Moses could have been 
daughter you shall save what we call a popular man, 
alive. he could have had all honor, 

A woman of Levi had a but he chose to suffer afflic- 
goodly son and she hid him tion with the children of 
three months. When she God rather than enjoy the 
could no longer hide him she pleasures of sin for a season, 
made an ark of bulrushes, Moses tried to bring justice 
and daubed it with slime and for his people by his ov/n 
with pitch, and put the child hand, and had to flee to 
therein. She lay it on the Jethro in the land of Midian 
flags by the river bank, and for his life. As Moses kept 
his sister (the babies sister) the flock of Jethro, his 
stood afar off to see what father-in-law, the Lord ap- 
wouid be done with him. peared unto Moses in a 
We find Pharoah's daughter flame of fire in a bush. The 
came down to wash at the : bush burned, but was not 
river: when she saw the ark consumed. The Lord called 
among the flags, she sent unto him out of the midst of 
her maid to fetch it. When the burning bush, and called, 
she opened it she saw the Moses, Moses, and he said, 
child and behold the babel Here am I, the Lord said, I 
wept. She said this is one 'am the God of Jacob. Moses 
of the Hebrew children and hid his face, for he was 
then said his sister (the afraid to look upon God. 
baby's sister) to Pharoah's The Lord said, I am the God 
daughter, shall I go and call of Jacob, I have seen the 
a nurse of the Hebrew affliction of my people in 



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Egypt and have heard their God ahuighty, but by my 
cries by the reason of their name Jehovah, I was not 
task masters. I know their know^n unto them. Moses 
sorrow. I am come do^vn to had to perform 10 different 
delivei' them out of the plages upon Egypt before 
hands of the Egyptians, and Pharaoh would let the 
bring them into the land of Israelites go. The last 
Canaan, the land that flows plague was worse than all the 
with milk and honey. He rest. As we find in Exod. 
(God) said to Moses, come 11, Moses instructed the 
now, and I will send you to childi'en of Israel what they 
Pharaoh, that you shall were to do. There was going 
bring my people the children to be a great plague ; they 
of Israel, out of the land of were to kill a lamb without 
Egypt. blemish and take a bunch of 

Moses made many ex- hyssop and sprinkle the 
cuses, he said he was slow blood upon the lintel and the 
of speech, and had a stam- two side posts of their doors, 
mering tongue. God told None of you are to go out 
him, who made man's of the house until the morn- 
mouth. God said go and I ing, foi' the Lord will pass 
will be with you. We find through to smite the Egyp- 
Moses and Aaron went to tiuns. When the Lord seeth 
Pharaoh and told Pharaoh the blood he will pass over 
thus sayeth the Lord God of that house, and will not suf- 
Israel, Let the people go fer you to be destroyed, 
back to their own land.|ir'haraoh rose up in the 
Pharaoh said w^ho is the night, he and all of his serv- 
Lord, that I should obey his ants, there was a great cry 
voice, and let Israel go ? I m Egypt ; there was not a 
know not the Lord, neither house that there was not one 
will I let Israel go. Moses dead. Pharaoh called for 
and Aaron said the God of! Moses and Aaron by nigjit, 
the Hebrews hath met w^thjand said, get out from 
us. Let us go, we pray thee, among my people, both you 
God spake unto Moses and and the children of Israel ; 
saith unto him, I am the go and serve the Lord as you 
Lord. I appeared unto have said. 
Abraham, unto Isaac, andi They left Egypt by the 
unto Jacob, by the name of way of the Red sea. here 



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were 600 thousand on foot, hand out over the sea. It 
that were men, besides built up as great wails on 
women and children, flocks, either side so the children 
and herds, and much cattle, passed over dry ground. 
The Lord said you have seen The Egyptians did also and 
what I did unto the Egyp-,w^ere drowned in the midst 
tians, now if you will obey^of the Red sea. Moses called 
my voice and covenant, then all Israel and said unto them, 
you shall be a peculiar people hear Israel, the statutes 
unto me above all people. | and judgments which I 
Moses called the Elders of speak in your ears this day, 
the people and said all these, that you may learn them, 
words which the Lord com- 'And keep, and do them. The 
manded him. The people an- Lord our God made a cov- 
swered together and said, enant (a promise) with us 
All that the Lord has in Horeb. The Lord made 
spoken, we will do, and not this covenant with our 
Moses returned the Vv^ords fathers, but with us, who are 
of the people unto the Lord all of us here alive this day. 
your God which has brought The Lord talked with you 
you out of the land of Egypt, face to face in the mount. 
out of the house of bondage. This includes the ten com- 
Moses went up into the mandments. Now these are 
mountain and talked unto the commandments, the 
the Lord. Moses told the statutes, and the judgments, 
people all the words of the which the Lord your God 
Lord. The people answered commanded to teach you, 
with one voice, and said, all that you might do them in 
the words the Lord hath said the land whither you go to 
we will do. possess it. He told them to 

The children of Israel beware lest you forget the 
broke their promise. When Lord, which brought you 
they left Egypt by the way forth out of the land of 
of the Red sea, they came to Egypt from the house of 
the sea and the king's army bondag.e 
behind them, they began to ' Needmore Pa 

fear. Moses told them to ' * 

stand still and see the salva-i 

tion of the Lord. Moses was | By lifting the burdens of 
instructed to stretch his others we lose our ov/n. 



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' Sept. 13th. ' ^ 



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MOUNTAIN DALE, MD. 



There was an error in Aug. 15. 
I would like to purchase any or Communion Dates. The Mountain 
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Commentary." Please write to D. of Sept. 12 as printed in the last 
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QUINTER, KANSAS 



Bro. Paul Reed of Virginia, will 
begin a revival meeting at Quinter 
on Sept. 27th, and continue for two 
v/eeks. We plan to close with a 
lovefeast on Oct. 10-11. 

District meeting of the third dis- 
trict will be here on Monday, Oct. 
12th. Pray for these meetings and 
all who can come and worship with 
us will be appreciated. i 

Elma Jamison, Cor. 



GREAT BEND, KANSAS 



DALLAS CENTER, IOWA 



We are looking forward to the 
starting of our revival meetings, on 
Sept. 13th, and continuing for two 
v/eeks. Bro. Amnion Keller has 
promised to be with us as our 
evangelist. May you all pray that 
each member may be stirred to a 
deeper life in Christ and that 
precious lost souls may find the 
Saviour. 

At the close of these meetings, we 
plan to have our lovefeast Sept. 
26-27. We will appreciate having 
visiting members to enjoy these 
services with us. 

Ethel Beck, Cor. 



PIONEER, OHIO 

The Pleasant Ridge congregation 



We, the Great Bend Mission, held 
our all day yearly service on Sun- 
day, July 26th. There were sixtj- 
one present, members and friends 
from Quinter church, Kansas; 
Brother C. E. Hunter and Sisters 
Hunter and Knapp, from Kansas 
City, Mc, church; also Brother and 
Sister Emery Wertz and family 
from the Clover Leaf congregation, 
McClave, Colo. 

We appreciated having all these 
visitors, coming into our midst. 
There is strength in unity. David 
said. "Behold how good and how 
pleasant it is for brethren to dwell 
'together in unity. It is like the 
precious ointment upon the head 
that ran down upon the bead. 
' even Aaron's beard, that went down 
to the skirt of his garment." 

Again, "I was glad when they 
said unto me let us go into the 
house of the Lord." 

Services began at 11 o'clock, with 
a sermon by Brother W. C. Pease, 
of the Quinter congregation. A 
basket dinner was served at noon, 
and a very pleasant social hour 
was then enjoyed, we feel by all, 
considering the extremely warm' 
weather. Near 2 o'clock we again 
met for worship. The first sermon 



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was given by Brother Donald Ecker, of Mt. Morris, 111.; and Mrs. D. L. 
also of Quinter, Kansas. He gave Thompson of Marshalltown. Also 
us many wonderful thoughts, for surviving are two half-sisters in 
our meditation. The concluding Bellingham, Wash.; a half-brother 
message was given by the writer, in Los Angeles, Calif.; along with 
on the subject of apostate Chris- 24 grand children and 29 great 
tianity. | grandchildren. 

We take this opportunity of A prayer service was held at 10:30 
thanking all the dear ones that a. m., June 15th, from the Estel 
came to be with us. May God funeral home. Later services at 
richly bless you for all your service the Church of The Brethren near 
rendered in His kingdom, may you Panora at 2:00 p. m., conducted by 



all come again. 

Wm. Root, 



a ■ D 



Rev. Dale Kyser. 

Ethel Beck, Cor. 



PRESSURE OF DUTY 



i OBITUARY I Wm.Root 

G D 

JOHN c. BARCus Part 3 

In refei'ing again to our 

John C. Barcus. 95, passed away ^jreSSUre of cTuty, in keeping- 
June 13th at the home of his the church pure, we should 
ffM^f^h.iri^f T TrTv,""'""' speak out boldly against the 

at Marshalltown, Iowa. Death was ^ , , . r» j^i 

attributed to the complications of modern departures from the 
advanced age. I faith, boldly against those 

He was born in Benton county, 'who WOUld introduce WOrld- 

lowa, on Nov. 28, 1857. On Dec.'jy inducements to encourage 

25, 1884 he was united in marriage v«_„ _^ j „.^^«„ +-^ ttt/^t.oVii^-w 

. +1, 1VT t;. 1, rr.1, 4.4.1 j meii anci women to worsnip 

with Mary Erb. They settled near ^ i r^ i t i • 

Burnside, S. D., for six years. InjGrOd. God Seeks WOrshipperS 
1890 they moved with their three, only, who Worship him in 
children to a farm near Yale, Iowa. Spirit and in truth. 

On Jan. 12, 1891 he became a mem-| ^^Q need no modern inven- 

ber of the Dunkard Brethren^i^j^ modern methods of 
church of Panora, Iowa. .' , . , /-.i • . i 

Bro. Barcus was preceded in Service to picture Christ be- 

death by his wife in June, 1940, alfore the^ WOrld. _ Let US 
son, Harlan in 1929, and another! preach him and him cruci- 

son in infancy. |fied. Preach him boldly, 

survivors include four sons and| ^^^^j^ j^-g doctrine as the 
two daughters, Wesley E. of Fruita,'^ /. ■, ,. 

Colo.; Floyd R., Fort Dodge, Ia.;|^^^^^ ^^ salvation. 
Carey L. of DesMoines, la.; Frank j We are thinking of the 
M. of Perry, Iowa; Mrs. E. E. Reed boldneSS of the apostles in 



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15 



the days of the early church, 
how fearless they proclaim- 
ed this Jesus. "But Peter 
and John answered and said 
unto them, Whether it be 
right in the sight of God to 
harken unto you more than 
unto God judge ye. 

For we cannot but speak 
the things which we have 
seen and heard," Acts 4: 
19-20. The council had de- 
manded of them not to 
speak in the name of Jesus. 
Are we as bold in speaking 
against the things which 
lead the church away from 
His Word? 

This pressure of ours, may 
sound like Woe to the ear of 
you who falter, those who 
w^ould gain numbers, regard- 
less of holding to gospel 
principle, but remember the 
words of Paul. "For though 
I preach the gospel, I have 
nothing to glory of: for 
necessity is laid upon me; 
yea, woe is unto me, if I 
preach not the gospel." As 
Paul was "bound by the 
spirit or in the spirit, to go 
to Jerusalem," as he said, 
"not knowing the things 
that shall befall me there." 

Future things were hidden 
from him, because of the un- 
certainty of life. Also we are 
apt to be snared of things 
that are hidden from us 



which would be harmful to 
,the church and to the 
'preaching and living of the 
gospel. 

j Yea, our future is hidden, 
Solomon has declared, "For 
I man also knoweth not his 
I time: as the fishes that are 
taken in an evil net, and as 
the birds that are caught in 
the snare; so are the sons 
of men snared in an evil 
time, when it f alleth sudden- 
ly upon them," Eccl. 9:12. 
Brethren should this be the 
time , may we be not snared, 
of Satan, let us keep the 
church pure. 

It was for that Jesus 
died. Eph. 5:25-27, "Hus- 
bands love your wives, even 
as Christ also loved the 
church, and gave himself for 
it. That he might sanctify 
and cleanse it with the 
washing of water by the 
word. That he might pre- 
sent it to himself a glorious 
church, not having spot, or 
I wrinkle, or any such thing; 
I but that it should be holy 
'and without blemish." 
I Jesus said, "But know 
this, that if the goodman of 
the house had known in what 
watch the thief would come, 
he would have watched, and 
would not have suffered his 
house to be broken up." 
Matt. 24:43. Paul says that 



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the church is none other forth a space , advising them 
than the house of God. And to take heed what they had 
if then it be God's house, let intended to do to these men, 
us watch that Satan make and said, "And now I say 
no inroads into it, Jesus had unto you, Refrain from 
promised that, "the gates of these men, and let them 
hell shall not prevail against; alone: for if this council or 
it." Do we believe that? if i this work be of men, it will 
so let us watch. I come to nought : But if it 

Paul said in our scripture 'be of God, ye cannot over- 
text, "Save that the Holy j throw it; lest hapily ye be 
Ghost witnesseth in every | found even to fight against 
city, saying that bonds and God. And to him they 
afflictions abide me." The agreed: and when they had 
Spirit foretold the affile- ! called the apostles and beat- 
tions of Paul. Jesus has en them they commanded 
pointed out to Ananias; that they should not speak 
Paul's sufferings. "But the | in the name of Jesus, and let 
Lord said unto him. Go- thy | them go. And they depart- 
way: for he is a chosen led from the presence of the 
vessel unto me, to bear my | council, rejoicing that they 
name before the Gentiles, | were accounted worthy to 
and the children of Israel. ' suffer shame for his name," 
For I will shew him how I Acts 5:38-41. 
great things he must suffer! Let us take courage, for 
for my name's sake." Acts ^sometimes when we are buf- 
9:15-16. feted and suffer for the 

I is a wonderful thing to church and the "faith once 
suffer for Christ. You will | delivered unto the Saints," in 
remember, in the days of i this we know we are pleas- 
the early church, when thejing God. "For what glory is 
apostles were brought be-|it, if when ye be buffeted 
fore the Sanhedrin and , for your faults, ye shall take 
Peter had brought before jit patiently? but if, when ye 
them a message, when their i do well, and suffer for it, ye 



hearers were cut to the 
heart, and how they took 
council to slay them. How 
they were stopped by Gam- 
aliel's advice, putting them 



take it patiently, this is ac- 
ceptable with God," 1 Pet. 
2:20. 

"Take my brethren, the 
prophets, who have spoken 



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17 



in the name of the Lord, for 
an example of suffering af- 
fliction, and of patience," 
James 5:10. 

^^Lfffering for Christ and 
the church should only 
strengthen our faith. "But 
the God of all grace, who 
hath called us unto his 
eternal glory by Christ 
Jesus, after that ye have 
suffered awhile, make you 
perfect, stablish, strengthen, 
settle you," 1 Pet. 5:10. 
Surely when we thus suffer 
with Christ it should settle 
us to be steadfast. Paul 
said, "But none of these 
things move me." He was 
steadfast unto the end. 

Great Bend, Kans. 



TOURING THE HOLY 
LAND 



Paul R. Myers 



Chapter 43. Part 3. 

In And Around Jerusalem 

Continuing reporting on 
our tour of Jerusalem, we 
had several interesting ex- 
periences, while there. Mak- 
ing her headquarters at the 
YMCA was a Brethren in 
Christ sister. She is in Pal- 
estine as a missionary. Our 
first thought on arriving at 
the YMCA was to ask for 



mail. Several of our group 
I had mail waiting them, but 
Bro. Ebling and myself were 
disappointed. 

While we were disappoint- 
icd in not receiving any mail, 
jwe were pleased to see this 
jolainly dressed sister, with 
her prayer veil, here in the 
YMCA. During our entire 
tour, she was the only one 
jwe saw or met, with a prayer 
iveil on her head. Truly she 
is witnessing for the Master. 

In our conversation with 
her, we learned that her 
home was near Chambers- 
burg, Pa. She was studing 
the Hebrew language in 
preparation to teaching the 
Bible to those there, so in 
need of it. We talked with 
her, different times during 
our stay there. She is sacri- 
ficing everything in order 
to be a missionary. Her 
one motive in life is to help 
I seek and save the lost. She 
stated she felt the Bible and 
I Christianity was so badly 
I needed in Palestine. We 
'heartily agree with her. 

Two of our party, man 
jand wife from California, 
jhave a brother-in-law and 
I wife, serving as missionaries 
,in Jerusalem. On a Satur- 
jday evening, they were in- 
vited to these missionaries 
home to spend the night. 



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They were glad to go, it be- one-fourth pound of meat 
ing an encouragement to per month, each. He told 
these missionaries, being so them htat the two ham- 
far from their native home- , burgers they ate represented 
land. theii' combined rations for 

While there, and in the a month. Naturally, this 
course of the evening, and caused Mr. and Mrs. Post to 
wanting to show hospitality, feel quite concerned. 



these missionaries asked Mr, 
and Mrs. Post if there was 



The next morning when 
Mr. and Mrs. Post rejoined 



anything they were hungry the rest of the party at the 
for. Naturally, eating the |Y MCA, Mr. Post related the 
type of food we ate since I above. He felt badly as any 
leaving home, anyone of the 'of us would. He wanted to, 
party could think of many in some way, make restitu- 



things they were hungry for 
Mr. Post was like the rest 



tion to his fiiends for the 
two hamburgers they had 



of us. He was hungry for | eaten. Our group gave of 
any kind of good home cook- what we had. I had taken 
ed food. He told his mis- 1 two small cans of roast beef, 
sionary brother-inlaw, "If I i Others had gum, sugar 
only had a good hamburger, ' cubes, chocolate bars, soap, 
I would be satisfied." The 'powdered tea and coffee, 
missionary's wife fried two 'etc., all rationed items to 
hamburgers, one for each of | these pepple. We made up 
their visitors. She did not for them more than they 



fry any for her husband or 
herself. 

The Posts enjoyed their 
lunch. Later on in the eve- 
ning, in the course of their 
conversation, the missionary | shipped 
began to tell of some of their : States. 



had expended, but naturally, 
we had no fresh hamburger 
along. 

The hamburger which 

they had was frozen and 

from the United 

I only have related 



hardships in their effort to, the above to give the reader 
spread the Gospel. Standing an idea of the present condi- 
near the top of the list, wasjtions in Palestine. Food is 
the food situation. It is quite scarce. We enjoyed 
rationed to them. The mis-; three meals a day. In Pales- 
sionaries told their friends tine many individuals do 
that they are permitted but not know wiiat a full round- 



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ed out meal consists of. 

Those who are accustom- 
ed to all the advantages of 
living in America, and leave 
their homes to serve as 
foreign missionaries, are 
making a tremendous sacri- 
fice. We, as a church, ought 
to, in some way, help bear 
the load. According to the 
Gospel, we are Heaven 
bound to do that very thing. 

This was on a Sunday 
morning that Mr. and Mrs. 
Post related their experi- 
ences at the home of their 
brother-in-law. They were 
invited along with each of 
us, to worship this day with 
these missionarise. 

We attended their Sundav 
school and church. They 
are doing a grand piece of 
work for the Master and 
for the people who attend. 
There were possibly 45 in 
Sunday school this particu- 
lar morning. This number 
consisted mostly of boys 
and girls. They had singing, 
prayer, the Sunday school 
lesson, followed by preach- 
ing. It was quite interest- 
ing. 

Our conductor of the tour, 
H. W. Gretzinger, brought 
us the sermon. His subject 
was, "Complete Redemp- 
tion." He covered his sub- 
ject thoroughly. 



Arrangements were made 
for our group of eleven to 
conduct services in the eve- 
ning in the assembly room of 
the YMCA. We invited all 
at Sunday school in the 
morning to attend our 
services in the evening. Our 
group, this Sunday school 
and several from the YMCA 
comprised the audience that 
evening. 

This was a very impres- 
sive service. Each of our 
group were thrilled to be in 
Jerusalem. We were over- 
joyed to be able to go to 
Church in Jerusalem. In the 
past, more than one minister 
has had the desire to preach 
in Jerusalem. Not for any 
personal publicity, but for 
the experience it affords. 

This evening, along with 
others, Bro. Ebling and my- 
self were invited to Break 
the Bread of Life. It was a 
grand experience which will 
long be remembered. 

Bro. Ebling used for his 
text, Gal. 2:20, "I am cruci- 
fied with Christ, neverthe- 
less I live; yet not I, but 
Christ liveth in me; and the 
life which I now live in the 
flesh I live by the faith of 
the Son of God, who loved 
me, and gave himself for 
me." This was a very ap- 
propriate text and he 



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handled it well. j Christ as his Saviour and 

Because of the poverty. Christianity as his faith, 
and disease we saw every- Because of the Jews hatred 
where, I used as my subject, toward Christians and 
"The Parable of the Ten Christianity, he must be 
Lepers. I used for my scrip-|secretive about his faith, 
ture, Luke 17:11-19. I ap-|His life would be in danger, 
plied the subject of leprosy ^should it become publicly 
as typical of sin. Both bring known that he was convert- 
forth death, unless the only ed from the Jewish religion 
known remedy is applied. ; to Christianity. He told us 
In this case, Jesus healed that he even did not let his 
them of their leprosy. It is | own children, who were 
only by going to and obey- Jews, know of his present 
ing Christ that we can be 'faith. They v/ould be very 
healed of our sins. Others 'apt to turn against him. 
spoke briefly on scriptures | He is so desirous and 
which came vividly to their i anxious that more of his 
minds. It was a lengthy | Jewish people accept Chris- 
service, but one long to be|tianity. He told us he feels 
remem]3ered. | there are many who have. 

When I had completed my but like himself, they must 
talk on the Ten Lepers, and 'remain secretive about it. 
had sat down, the leader be-jHe feels that in time there 
gan to sing, "The Cleansing! will be enough of them, and 
Wave." It was approprate ! with the help of mission- 
following the subject of jaries, they will be able to 
leprosy and sin. It is one of | make known their faith, 
my favorite songs and it, without the accompanying- 
thrilled me to hear it sung 'danger of having their lives 



under these particular cir- 
cumstances, 



taken. 
Tears rolled down his 



After our service, we had; cheeks as he was talking, 
the privilege of interviewing He was so in earnest. He 
a converted Jewish Rabbi. I said when he was a Jew he 
His wife served as our inter- j was a strict Jew. Hence his 
preter. | becoming a Jewish Rabbi. 

He, at one time had been Now he sees the beauty and 
a very devout Jew. A few j reality of being a Christian, 
years back, he accepted His great ambition in his 



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remaining years is to see more for the cause of Christ, 
many more Jews accepting! I heard one of our party 
Christ. j there that evening pray a 

He made a touching plea very ardent and earnest 
to each of us that we return prayer, asking God to show 
to the United States and do him where to labor to ac- 
ail in our power to aid in the'complish the most good. 
Christianizing of Palestine. | What was the answer? He, 
He told us to spread the since, has sent two mission- 
word and of the great need aries to Thessalonica. 
in the Holy Land. I He left the party at 

According to prophecy, 'Athens and went on to Thes- 
the time will come when the'salonica. There the people, 
Jews will accept. He is not 'hungry for the Word, prac- 
the only Jewish Rabbi thatlticaiiy made him promise to 
has turned to Christ. There 'return or send someone to 
are others. Might this be 'them to bring them the 
the embryo or beginning of; Word of God. He accepted 
the Jews turning to Christ?: the "Macedonian" call by 
Think it over. Is it not an- 'enabling two others to go. 
other sign of the nearness of Our prayers are with them 
the end of time? jin their work. May a way 

In that assembly hall that {be provided that others 
evening in Jerusalem, after! might respond. We are to 
hearing the sermons we "go." I am afraid to many 



heard and after talking to 
the converted Jewish Rabbi, 
we heard something else we 
shall never forget. 

Everyone in our party, 



are satisfied in letting the 
"other" one do the "going." 
W^e, each one prayed for 
enlightenment. We prayed 
that we might become great- 



without any reservations, [er and more useful instru- 

expressed ourselves that wejments in the hands of God. 

were determined, when wejWe resolved to serve more 

arived home, to work for the and think of self less in the 

Master harder in the future! days before us. 

than we have in the past. I God heard and answered 

We sensed the need, when our prayers, not all in the 

you see whole families, even same way, but in God's own 

cities, that know not Jesus, way. 

Surely we should be doing In keeping in touch with 



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the members of our party, 
the ministers have been 
laboring harder than ever 
before for the upbuilding of 
God's kingdom here below. 
May none of us, and that in- 
cludes all christian profes- 
ors, ever forget our duty, be- 
cause some day we must give 
an account of our steward- 
ship unto the Great I Am. 
(To be continued.) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 

OBSERVATIONS ON THE 

PSESENT STATE OF 
THE WORLD 



Corrupted Christendom, and 
the True Church of Christ 



The world will soon be six 
thousand years old. We do 
not pretend to know its pre- 
cise age, but are rather in- 
clined to the opinion that the 
true age of the world is lost ; 
for in all the calculations, 
which have come under our 
notice^ we discover that in 
some instances they are com- 
pelled to conjecture the age. 
The nations of the earth 
(with some few exceptions) 
are at peace with one an- 
other, and there is no likeli- 
hood of much shedding of 
blood for the next few years 
to come. But what wars 
and rumors of wars have 



agitated our world, and 
what floods of human blood 
have drenched the earth in 
by-gone centuries. 

When we examine history 
on the subject of famines, 
how common and distressing 
were they to the human 
family in ancient times. As 
respects pestilences, we ob- 
serve that death mounted 
upon the pale horse, is still 
traveling among the nations, 
tarrying a little longer in 
some places than others ; and 
thus without respect of per- 
sons, sex, or age, is sweep- 
ing the children of men from 
the earth. Oh, what thou- 
sands of human beings every 
year go into eternity. Read- 
er, only reflect what multi- 
tudes of human bodies from 
JAdam down to the present 
time, are now sleeping in 
the earth; and again the 
i souls that once inhabited 
I these bodies, where are 
they? They are not in the 
grave, but either in paradise 
or hell. 

Our world has not been 
exempted from earthquakes, 
but neither have they been 
as common and as universal 
as in ancient times; they 
have been principally con- 
fined to certain parts of the 
earth. Now, dear reader, 
that there will be a renewal 



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of the calamities and judg- worldly wisdom is not suf - 
ment upon the earth, is a ficient to give us true con- 
subject of prophecy. There- ceptions of God, and of that 
fore, read and meditate, holy course to be pursued by 
upon the prophecies of the the creature, in order to the 
Bible and Testament. May I enjoyment of God. "For it 
the Lord God Almighty give is written (saith Paul) I will 
you wisdom. Oh, that you 'destroy the wisdom of the 
might have a willing mind to I wise, and will bring to 
be counseled and to be gov- 'nothing the understanding 
eri^ed by the will of the Al- of the prudent. Where is 
mighty. jthe wise? Where is the 

^-1^1 Liiis time there appears i scribe ? Where is the dis- 
to be a great struggle in the puter of this world? Hath 
human breast, and powerful. not God made foolish the 
efforts are made for the im- wisdom of this world? For 
provement of the mind (as after that in the wisdom of 
it is termed) of man, and God, the world by wisdom 
also for that of the earth. 'knew not God, it pleased God 

Means are continually ap-'by the foolishness of preach- 
propriated for the advance- ing to save them that be- 
ment of these objects. Here'lieve," 1 Cor. 1:19-21. 
we have an allusion to! It is a stubborn fact, that 
human wisdom, human skill human natare in a general 
and ingenuity, for the grati-^way is to depraved to bear 
fication of the natural man.Tvi'd receive, worldly honors 
Our world is very proud; we 'and worldly wisdom, and not 
have a manifestation of the be exalted, and excited to 
fact, in its gaudy show, and look down upon the doctrine 
the powerful grasp which is; of the cross, with contempt, 
made after honors, riches In a general way, the course 
and pleasures. The devil, of this world is contrary and 
that great enemy of the opposed to the holy doctrine 
human family, is very art- of our Lord Jesus Christ; 
fui, and so very deceitful in and what a diversity of 
his dark assaults upon the | character we have in human 
human heart, that he cannot nature. Some covet honor, 
be detected but by the light 'and so great is this passion 
of the Gospel of our Lord in them that they will even 
Jesus Christ. Therefore risk their lives for it. What 



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vanity. Others covet riches, 
they will expose themselves 
in many ways for the accom- 
plishment of their object. 
What folly. As though 
worldly honors and wealth 
could satisfy the immortal 
mind. 

(To be continued.) 

SENTENCE SERMONS 



Reason, without the Holy 
Spirit, in spite of its vaunt- 
ed power, is spiritual dark- 
ness. It cannot apprehend 
what faith is: there it is 
stark blind : it gropes as one 
that is without eyesight, 
stumbling from one thing to 
another, and knows not what 
it does. — Luther. 



The shortest road to any 
heart is round by heaven; 
pray to God to open the door 
and to open your mouth, so 
as to avail yourself of every 
opening. 

Faith first received from 
God — then love gives to our 
neighbors. 



HAPPY DAY 



Leota Broadwater 



Sing and teach them of the Word, 
The Word of Christ, that th«y have 
never heard. 

They come to me everyday, 
For me to tell them how to pray; 
They listen to every word I say 
And thank the Lord for the nice 
day. 

I am so glad that I can tell others, 
That the Lord above is our great 

lover; 
To read the Bible everyda,y. 
To learn more what He has to say. 

He leads us everyday and night. 
And He gave us our eyesight, 
He also makes the sunshine bright, 
And leads us on the path of light. 



TREASURES 



Martha Snell Nicholson 



Everyday I do a golden deed, 
And try to help the poor in need; 



One by one He took them from me, 
All the things I valued most; 

Until I was empty-handed, 
Every glittering toy was lost. 

And I walked earth's highways, 
grieving, 

In my rags and poverty; 
Till I heard His voice inviting, 

"Lift your empty hands to Me!" 

So I held my hands toward heaven 
And He filled them with a store 

Of His own transcendent riches. 
Till they could contain no more. 

And at last I comprehended, 
With my stupid mind and dull, 

That God could not pour His riches 
Into hands already ful! 

Selected by Ethel Beck, 



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Vol. XXXI September 15, 1953 No. 18 

^ "For the faith once for all delivered, to the Saints." 

■ J 

II 
OUR MOTTO: Spiri-tual in life and || OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
Script*iral in practice. ll the world and preaeh the gospei. 
H .________™„ 

OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to be more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and m.ore perfect through faith and obedience. 



CAN A PERSON BE God's Holy Word says with- 

SAVE OUT OF CHURCH? out omitting any small part. 

I Righteousness is conforming 

TT , r, „ ^,,^^+,'^v.^in act and conduct unto, that 

Here we Have a question - ^ • ■. • • ^ ^. - ^i, ■ -.^ r- 

T • 1 • j?4. • ^i, .which IS right m the sight of 

which is often sincerely ^ ■, ^ ^ 

asked and which it is well . ' ^. -r^ ^, ■ ^ ^^ 
worth our time to meditate! For the Father judgeth 
upon, in light of the New^l<^ man, but hath committed 
T-^stament The^-e are ^^^ judgment unto the Son : 
numerous scriptures which that all men should honour 
we might use as a basis for Jhe Son even as they honour 
our meditation and we will ^he Father. He that hon- 
refer to a number of them.oureth not the Son honour- 
"Verily I say unto you, Ex-'fth not the gather which 
ceptyebe converted, and Jj^th sent ^ j^h^ 5: 

become as little children, ye 22-2o. But the n?.tural man 
shall not enter into the feceiveth not the things of 
kingdom of heaven," Matt. I^^e Spirit of God: for they 
lg.^ I are foolishness unto him: 

Here Christ's words very f either can he know them, 
definitely state that we must because they are spmtually 
be converted. To be con-^^sce™ed 1 Cor 2:14 The 
verted is to turn from sin p?^.f ^ad consists of the 
unto truth and righteous- trinity of .The Father^ The 
ness. Sin, in general, is a Son and The Holy Ghost, 
voluntary disobedience to ^^ey all three work together 
any command of Almighty but have specific parts m 
God. Truth is not what you the plan of Salvation. To be 
say or what I say, but what 'saved we must believe in and 



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accept the work of each of 
them. 

"For as many of you as 
have been baptized into 
Christ have put on Christ," 
Gal. 3:27. "Therefore if any 
man be in Christ, he is a new 
creature: old things are 
pa- sea away; behold, all 
things are become new," 2 
Cor. 5:27. Now dear reader, 
go to the dictionary and see 
if you can baptize yourself? 
Can you of yourself under- 
stand Christ enough to have 
faith in Him? If you can 
baptize yourself, you cannot 
baptize yourself into Christ, 
without faith in Him.. 

"The carnal mind is 
enmity against God : for it is 
not subject to the law of 
God, neither indeed can be. 
So then they that are in the 
flesh cannot please God," 
Rom. 8:7-8. The carnal 
mind is subject to the temp- 
tations and the weaknesses 
of the flesh. Why does the 
natural child go to school, 
can he not learn just as well 
by himself? The spiritual 
child needs schooling also, 
yes even more so because his 
carnal nature is not adapt- 
able to spiritual understand- 
ing. Just the environment 
of others of like purpose 
and like desires is a great 
encouragement to learn, 



have faith in and practice a 
certain manner of life. 

Christ, the revealer of 
God to man, has summed up 
His great commission in a 
fev/ words in Matt. 28:19-20. 
In this He includes the neces- 
sity of going to sinful in- 
dividuals, teaching them, 
baptizing them, and then 
again teacliing them to ob- 
serve all things whatsoever 
He has commanded. Wby 
not leave all this up to the in- 
dividual ? 

"For we are his workman- 
ship, created in Christ Jesus 
unto good works, which God 
hath before ordained that 
we should walk in them," 
Eph. 2:10. How many of 
you will search and find 
what these good works are? 
How many of you will walk 
of yourself in them? Did 
you notice how many of 
these good works require 
more than one to perform? 

In conclusion let us reason 
together. Human beings 
are followers and not lead- 
ers. Do you know of any 
case where an individual be- 
came a leader in any field 
without first being a follow- 
er? We have our textbooks 
in any field and so also in 
religion. For best advan- 
tage we study our textbooks 
together, put them to prac- 



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tice together with those of, "What? Know ye not that 
similar understanding and your body is the temple of 
most important of all, we do! the Holy Ghost which is in 
ail this under the guidance you, which we have of God, 
oi an experienced leader or ^ and ye are not your own'? 
^^m^P S^' leaders. I For ye are bought with a 

Ihe bcribes and Pharisees price; therefore glorify God 
spent most of their time iniin your body, and in your 

the study of the law and yet I spirit, which are God's" 1 
really understood so little ofjCor. 6:19-20. 
it. God's Word tells us "Let "Put on the whole armour 
us consider one another to of God, that ye may be able 
provoke unto love and to 'to stand against the wiles of 
good works: not forsaking the devil," Eph. 6:11. "And 
the assembling of ourselves; when the king came in to see 
together, as the manner of i the guests, he saw there a 
some is; but exhorting one 'man which had not on a 
another," Heb. 10:24-25. No wedding garment: and he 
doubt but God can save^saith unto him, friend, how 
whom He will but I certain- 'camest thou in hither not 
ly will hot risk my chances having a wedding garment? 
other than in a Church,! And he was speechless," 
which at least tries definite- Matt. 22:11-12. 
ly to understand, believe and I The disobedient will have 
practice the entire New! no answer to give in the 
Testament. judgment day. It is . better 

to obey than to sacrifice. 
Obedience belongs with sac- 
fices. The church has 
chosen the most suitable 



THE TEMPLE OF GOD 

t' C. M. Kintner 

Kar^ 1 ^., , ^'"^®s on dress and plainness 

_ 11 any man defile the which resemble the wedding 
temple of God, him shall garment and to distinguish 
God destroy; for the temple God's people from the world, 
tot God is holy, which temple; It also is in harmony with 
ye are, 1 Cor. 3:17. |the teaching of the Gospel 

I Is It comely or pleasing to on plain dress. Our out- 
God to dress this temple of : ward appearance and ac- 
God m and follow after theitions has greater influence 
itashions of the world? in the world that we might 



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think it has, if we live a Converse, Ind. 

true Christian life and in| 



accordance with the desires 
of the church. It is a protec- 
tion for the church to ab- 
stain from worldliness and 



Wm. H. Kinny 
oLo.x ^..,... „v.. ~~ There is one command- 
help' gain the prize when 'ment that seems so hard for 



FORGIVENESS 



this life's race is run. so many of us to obey. 

The Christian mission in | wonder why it should, only 
this life is to help save we do not want to humble 
others. We are God's stew- .ourselves like so many of 
ards and are our brother's the others. But we must 
keeper. When soldiers are 'have a humble spirit tc 
called to military service please God. It makes us 
they put on the uniform ac- feel better Avhen we are will- 
cording to the law and com- ing to forgive and it helpe 
mand of the government of the one that we forgive 
their country, even so, God's jW^e find so many scriptures 
soldiers of the Cross of telling us to forgive and we 



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know when our Lord was our Father which is in 
hanging on the cross he said heaven. 
''Father forgive them fori The Scripture teaches us 
they know not what they to rebuke them that tres- 
do." So if He could forgive 'pass against us or we v/ould 
them for all they did, we say, remind them that they 
also ought to for the little had sinned against us and 
persecutions that we en-: give them a chance to re- 
counter. We read in Mark | pent. Luke 17:3-4 says 
11:25, "And when you stand j "Take heed to yourselves; 
praying, forgive, if ye have If thy brother trespass 
ought against any : that your \ against thee, rebuke him ; 
Father also which is in and if he repent, forgive 
heaven may forgive you 'him. And if he trespsas 
your trespasses." We un- against thee seven times in a 
derstand that we don't need day, and seven times in a 
to wait for them to repent day turn again to thee, say- 
before we forgive them. We ing, I repent; thou shalt for- 
are told to forgive from the give him." Now I just won- 
heart or we will not be for- der how many of us would 
g"iven. have that much patience 

Now we have an example with any brother or sister 
of a man that would not for- to forgive them that many 
give his fellow servant but times in one day. I am 
put him in prison; then his afraid chat they would try 
lord was wroth with him and my patience ; but we know 
delivered him to the tormen- that in the fifth verse, the 
tors. Matt. 18:35 says, "So apostle said unto the Lord, 
likewise shall my heavenly "Increase our faith." W^e 
Father do also unto you, if i should ask the Lord for more 
ye from your heart forgive faith that we could grow in 
not everyone his brother grace and be more willing to 
their trespasses." This does | forgive. We must not be 
not come by our saying yes, ^ashamed to be obedient in all 
I will forgive you, but we things, 
must show it in our deeds:. When our Lord taught his 
We must be tow^ard them as apostles to pray, He told 
we were before they offend- 1 them to say, "forgive us our 
ed us and only then, will we. debts as we forgive our 
receive forgiveness from 'debtors," Matt. 6:12. We 



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ask the Lord this every time 
we pray — we would not 
think of praying without 
asking the Lord to do that. 
Do we really understand 
what we are asking for? 
Forgive us as we forgive 
others ; novv' if we don't for- 
give others, don't you for- 
give us; is that what we 
mean ? We would not want 
our Lord to say yes, I will 
forgive you, but I can't for- 
get it. We have heard some 
talk that way, but we read in 
2 Cor. 2:7, ''So that contrari- 
wise ye ought rather to for- 
give him, and comfort him, 
lest perhaps such a one 
should be swallowed up with 
overmuch sorrow." Read 
the eighth and ninth verses 
also. Paul undestood that 
there could be a lot of 
trouble caused just by not 
forgiving one another. We 
find in the tenth verse he 
said, *'To whom ye fr ogive 
any thing, I forgive also : for 
if I forgave anything, to 
whom I forgave it, for your 
sake forgave I it in the per- 
son of Christ." This is the 
way ever one must forgive if 
we want to please our Lord. 
W^e should take Paul for 
an example and let our for- 
giving come from the heart. 
Eph. 4:32 tells us, "And be 
ye kind one to another, ten- 



derhearted, forgiving one 
another, even as God for 
Christ's sake hath forgiven 
you." 

Dallas Center, la. 

OUR LOYALTY TO GOD 

Viola V. Broadwater 



Are we as loyal to our 
Maker as we should be? 
This is something each of us 
can think about while we go 
about our daily living. "Thou 
shall have no other Gods be- 
fore me, thou shalt not make 
unto thee any graven 
image," Ex. 20:3-5. God 
spoke all those words saying 
"I am the Lord thy God, 
which have brought you out 
of Egypt, out of the house of 
bondage. Thou shall have 
no other Gods before Me." 

No servant can serve two 
masters, for either he will 
hate the one, and love the 
other: or else he will hold to 
the one, and despise the 
ohter. Ye cannot serve God 
and Mammon. 

The Pharisees, who were 
lovers of money, heard all 
these things : and they scoff- 
ed at him and he said unto 
them, ye are they that jus- 
tify yourselves in the sight 
of men: but God knoweth 
your hearts, for that is ex- 



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alted among men is an abom-;God as they should Thes- 
mation m the sight of God.: things then become their 
^ J here are many situations God and they become wrong 
m our world today that, When people leave God out 
make it difficult to be a; of their hves just in order 
Christian. A person has to, to have more time for other 
undergo ridicule and scoff- things, 
ing from his friends and| To be a true loyal servant, 
other problems come up. Be- j one must give God first 
cause of the small amount of place. He must be faithful 
time m a day, it is necessary .to God in worship and ser- 
to sacrifice some of the ^ vice, which means having 
things which seem enjoyable time for church services and 
to us. Often we have to | doing God's will in all the 
make decisions as to what decisions you must make in 
is right and what is wrong. | daily experiences. How you 
The Christian has to learn spend your time. How you 
how to live each day and use your ability. How you 
give God first place in his spend your money. What 
life. In the day of Moses, | work you select. Whom you 
when God gave the Children choose as your friends and 
of Israel the ten command- associates, 
ments, the people worshiped There are many today 
many idols. Gods made of , who claim they are Chris- 
wood or stone and bowed tians and many go to church 
down before them, believing regularly, but when it comes 
these Gods had power to pro- to the fight against evil, 
tect them and bring them! they retreat swiftly. When 
blessings. 'they are asked to give up 

xA^lthough not many of our, their selfish desires or give 
people make gods out ofjup their own intrests in the 
wood or stone, they do de- 1 interest of serving God, they 
vote their time and energies ^ do not have time. The great 
m the service of such things 'need today is for Christians 
as : making money by huge ! who are willing to put Christ 
amounts, accumulating large; (Christian service), before 
amounts of land, achieving; themselves or any of their 
the highest offices and so on, ' w^orldly desires. Everyone 
to the extent that they have, will be quick to recognize 
no time to worship and serve the differences in the life of 



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such a Christian. He will 
really be on God's side. 

The Christian must be in 
tune with the will of God. 
He cannot serve two mas- 
ters. He must devote his 
life to that one master. 
Vv'hatever walk of life we 
choose we should determine 
that nothing will keep us 
from giving God first place 
in our lives and hearts. 

"For which cause we faint 
not ; but though our outward 
man perish, yet the inward 
man is renewed day by day," 
2 Cor. 4:16. "Where I am, 
there shall also my servant 
be," John 12:26. 

Let Christ be the Lord of 
all your life, or face the 
fact that he is not Lord of 
your life at all. 

Cumberland, Md. 



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planning to start our revival meet- 
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Kegerreis as our evangelist. Oct 3 
is the date of our communion with 
all-day services beginning at 10:00 
o'clock in the morning. A hearty 
invitation is given to all that may 
be able to attend these services. 
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Part 4 

In carrying out our duty 
to Christ and the church, 
there may be hardships to 
encounter, yea, there will be 
persecution to endure, for 
Jesus said, ^'And ye shall be 
hated of all men for my 
name's sake : but he that en- 
dureth to the end shall be 
saved, Matt. 10:22. 

The struggle is worth our 
while, for Paul says, "But as 
it is written, eye hath not 
seen, nor ear heard, neither 
have entered into the heart 
of man, the things which 
God hath prepared for them 
that love him. But God 
hath revealed them unto us 
by his Spirit: for the Spirit 
searcheth all things, yea, the 
deep things of God. Now 
we have received, not the 



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spirit of the world, but the of a drift, so the need for 
spirit which is of God; that steadfastnses, because of 
we might know the things his many warnings through- 
that are freely given to us out his writings, 
of God," 1 Cor. 2:9-0, 12. No doubt he also remem- 

In our labors, as we per- bered the words of Joshua 
form our duty, temptation; of old, when he was old and 
may overtake us by the way, j stricken in year, as it were 
but, "Blessed is the man | in his setting sun. "Be ye 
that endureth temptation : | therefore very courageous to 
for when he is tried, he shall keep and to do all that is 
receive the crown of life, | written in the book of the 
which the Lord hath prom- 'law of Moses, that ye turn 
ised to them that love him,", not aside therefrom to the 
Jas. 1:12-. It may take right hand or to the left; 
chastening, yet, "If ye en- 1 that ye come not among 
dure chastening, God dealeth these nations, these that re- 
with you as with sons; for ^ main among you; neither 
what son is he whom the make mention of the name 
father chasteneth not?" Heb; of their gods, nor cause to 
12:7. "Behold, we count swear by them, neither serve 
them happy which endure, them, nor bov/ yourselves 
Ye have heard of the pa- unto them: But cleave unto 
tience of Job, and have seen j the Lord you God, as ye have 
the end of the Lord ; that the done unto this day," Josh. 
Lord is very pitiful, and of 23:6-8. 
tender mercy," Jas. 5:11. \ Paul said, "Therefore, my 

Job said ,"If iniquity be in beloved brethren, be ye 
thine hand, put it far away, steadfast, unmoveable, al- 
and let not wickedness dwell j ways abounding in the work 
in thy tabernacles. For then I of the Lord, for as much as 
shalt thou lift up thy face | ye know that your labor is 
without spot ; yea, thou shalt not in vain in the Lord," 1 
be steadfast, and shall not 'Cor. 15:58. 
fear," Job. 11:14-15. So, I Likewise to the Galatians, 
Job of old, that perfect man, he wrote, "Stand fast there- 
as well as the apostle Paul fore in the liberty wherewith 
has admonished to stead- 1 Christ hath made us free, 
fastness. Yea, we believe | and be not entangled again 
Paul had a vision in his day with the yoke of bondage," 



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Gal. 5:1. ed about with so great a 

To the Philippians he said, cloud of witnesses, let us lay 
"Only let your conversation aside every weight, and the 
be as it becometh the gospel sin which doth so easily be- 
of Christ : that whether I set us, and let us run with 
come and see you, or else be patience the race that is set 
absent, I may hear of your before us." 
affairs, that ye stand fast in 1 Pet. 1:13, "Wherefore 
one spirit, with one mind gird up the loins of your 
striving together for the mind, be sober, and hope to 
faith of tlie gospel." In the end for the grace that is 
this adm.onition we have the to be brought unto you at 
unity of brethren striving the revelation of Jesus 
for the faith of the gospel, 'Christ." 
keeping the church pure.j Rev. 3:11, "Behold, I come 
Do you feel the pressure of quickly: hold that fast which 
duty? I thou hast, that no man take 

in conclusion of these thy crown." 
things. Beloved let us per-j Brethren, there is danger 
severe to the end. And as we 'in instability. Pro. 24:21, 
close these thoughts, let us "My son, fear thou the Lord 
consider a number of scrip- and the king: and meddle 
ture texts, for our medita- ' not with them that are given 
tion, which will help us to to change." 
steadfastness, j The Dunkard Brethren 

Job. 17 :9, "The righteous have struggled for over a 
also shall hold on his way, 'quarter century, to reestab- 
and he that hath clean hands, iish and to maintain the 
shall be stronger and; fundamentals of the primi- 
stronger." jtive church of Jesus Christ 

Jno. 15:9, "As the Father in the world, we are striving 
hath loved me, so have l|to stand conservative to 
loved you: continue ye in my. those fundamental doctrines 
love." I of Christ and his apostles. 

Gal. 6:9, "And let us not Shall we change? 
be weary in well doing: fori "Why gaddest thou about 
in due season we shall reap, 'so much to change thy way? 
if we faint not." ithou also shalt be ashamed 

Heb. 12:1, "Wherefore, 'of Egypt, as thou wast 
seeing we also are compass- ashamed of Assyria," Jer. 2: 



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36. As Paul set his face to- One evening after we had 
ward Jerusalem, a deter- returned from our sight- 
mination. So let us be seeing, as we neared the 
steadfast, unmovable. He YMCA, we saw a man walk- 
was a wonderful example of ing, carrying a large bundle 
consecration and self sacri- on his back. We watched 
fice. He resolved to com- him. He hesitated at several 
plete the Christian race, that doorways, finally choosing 
he might die the death of the one to his liking. This door- 
righteous and be received of way was to a store. The 
the Lord. i store had closed for the day. 

He said, "But what things The door w^as recessed, that 
were given to me, those I is, set back from the front 
counted loss for Christ. Yea of the building, 
doubtless, and I count alli We watched him take his 
things but loss for the ex- 'pack off his back. He un- 
cellency of the knowledge of folded it and spread part of 
Christ Jesus my Lord: for it on the cement, next to the 
whom I have suffered the closed door of the store. 
loss of all things, and do Then he laid down on this 
count them but dung, that I outspread material and 
may win Christ," Phil. 3:7. covered himself up with the 
What he felt for himself, he I'emainder of it, and his 
sought for the church. "And cloak. We also saw him 
the very God of peace sane- v/hen he got up, later after 
tify you wholly; and I pray his sleep and rest. He re- 
God your whole spirit, and placed his bed into a bundle, 
soul, and body be preserved put it on his back, and w^ent 
blameless unto the coming on his way. 
of our Lord Jesus Christ." I This reminded us very 
Great Bend, Kans. Ividily of Christ's time. Re- 
The End Igarding the healing of one 
isick with the palsy, Jesus, in 

TOURING THE HOLY JMatt. 9:6 said, "Arise, take 
LAND !up thy bed, and go unto thine 



Paul R. Myers 



house." Without question, 

the man asleep in the door- 

-n i. ^ way had the same type bed 

Chapter 44. Part 4. ^j^^ ^^^ sj^l^ ^^^^^i the palsy 

In and Around Jerusalem, had. It all folded into some- 



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thing similar to a bag. 
It had a handle fastened 
to it which he placed 
over his shoulder. In this 
manner he carried his bed 
with him. 

Seeing this same type bed, 
still being used in the Holy 
Land, tnrew much light on 
the scripture referred *to 
above. IN aturally, one would 
hardly be able to pick up 
one of our present type beds 
and walk off with it. The 
type Jesus referred to, the 
type we saw while in Jeru- 
salem, were easily enough 
carried about. 

We were told that people 
in Palestine, today, wiio 
carry their beds with them, 
and who chose to lie down 
most anywhere, are given 
full protection by the 
officials of the land. They 
are not considered tres- 
passers if they chose to make 
their bed on some one else's 
property. Anyone molest- 
ing them is apt to meet with 
the law. 

We visited the Pool of 
Bethesda. It is in ruins 
There is no water in it. It 
is large, made of rock and 
cemented to hold water. The 
building which was about it, 
having five porches, is in 
total ruin. This pool is near 



the sheep market^ which is 
near the sheep gate, of the 
v/all of Jerusalem. 

At this pool, during 
Christ's time, many people, 
with all manner of diseases, 
congregated. They waited 
for the troubling of the 
waters of the pool. The first 
one in, after the troubling 
of the waters, w^as healed, 
not partially, but was made 
entirely v/hole. 

Here, the impotent man 
watched for the troubling 
of the waters. At the 
troubling, he had not one to 
assist him into the waters. 
Jesus came by. He was will- 
; ing to help. He saw the con- 
dition of the man and asked 
him a very searching ques- 
tion, "Wilt thou be made 
whole?" The impotent man 
told Jesus that he had no one 
to help him into the water, 
and before he, in his own 
sti'ength, was able to get 
into the water, some one 
else got ahead of him. Jesus 
saw his predicament. He 
said unto him, "Arise, take 
up thy bed and walk." Read 
John 5:1-9. 

How feeble we are at 
times. How thankful we 
should be that Jesus sees us 
as we are and is willing to 
give of His strength to help 
us over a hard spot in life. 



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He says, "My grace is suf- pleases God in return for all 
fident for thee," 2 Cor. 12:9. Kis benefits. 

At the pool of Bethesda,| The impotent man was 
we were greatly impressed, healed. He took up his bed, 
Each of our party was able- which, no doubt, was like the 
bodied. We were in fair .one referred to in the begin- 
hea'th and needed not abiing of this chapter, and 
physician. We had to think 'walked. How thankful we 
of the many, many infirm, 'should be to know that we 



who, before us, had made 
their way to this pool. If 
all the infirm who were 
healed here, had been there 



have such a Great Physician, 
who not only is able to heal 
the body, but is able to for- 
give us of our sins, making 



in one body, while we were us spiritually whole as well. 
there, we surely would have! W^e saw the Pool of 
heard interesting testimon- Siloam. This pool is one of 
ials that day. Ithe undisputed places re- 

Those that made their way f erred to in God's Word. 
there to be healed, came in'Josephus states that in his 
hope of being the first in the 'day, the waters of this pool 
troubled waters. They came 'were sweet and abundant. It 
with the desire of being is located about two hundred 
made whole. God was able feet from the Brook Kidron. 
to heal all manner of dis-! Because of the destruction 
eases. Those who were first 'of Jerusalem and surround- 
in, who received healing ings, from time to time, this 
surely received a great bless- 'pool can now be reached 
ing. jonly, by going down steps. 

We could not help but It is not a large pool. There 
wonder how many that were is water in this pool. I 
healed here, paused to thank washed my hands in it. 
God. Probably about the^W^hen we visited it, the 
same proportion as of the; water was approximately 
ten lepers that were healed. 'six or seven inches deep. 
When man receives so many 1 The pool is walled. A set of 
choice blessings, he should at stone steps descend to the 
least, thank God for them.!pool. An iron railing runs 
That is about the only pay | the length of the steps. In 
we can render unto God. the water were three stones 
That, and living a godly life, that had the appearance of 



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large mushrooms. They 
were about ten inches in 
diameter. Apparently, they 
were short pieces of stone 
columns which once may 
have been a part of the 
building, next to the pool. 

At this pool, we were 
again reminded of the fact 
that it is Biblical waters. 
Read John 9:1-41. Briefly, 
a man born blind, met with 
Jesus. Jesus had compas- 
sion on him. Jesus took clay 
and spittle. He anointed 
his eyes. After the anoint- 
ing, Jesus told the man to go 
to the Pool of Siloam, which 
is by interpretation. Sent, 
and wash himself. He went 
and he washed and came 
seeing . At the pool of water 
which we were looking upon, 
is the place where this man 
received his sight. 

Read the entire chapter 
to learn how the Pharisees 
found fault with Jesus. 
They accused Him regarding 
the healing on the sabbath. 
They doubted that the man 
v/as ever blind. They ques- 
tioned the mans parents. 
How typical, compared with 
the doubters of our day. 

The man answered those 
that questioned his healing 
thus, "One thing I know, 
that, whereas I was 
blind, now I see." Might we 



be so rooted and grounded 
in the Word of God, that 
when we are questioned, we 
can answer as this man did, 
"I Know." We are com- 
manded to "study." Vv^e are 
to be able to give a reason 
for the hope that lieth with- 
in us. We were pleased to 
see the place where Jesus 
sent the man to be healed. 

I wish to refer to one more 
pool in this chapted. That is 
Philip's Pool. It lies not far 
out of Jerusalem near Heb- 
ron. It, too, is an important 
Biblical Pool. It, too, is 
preserved. It is similar, in 
some respect, to the pool of 
Siloam, in its construction. 

At this pool, Philip bap- 
tized the enunuch. Read 
Acts 8:26-39. Philip joined 
the eunuch, and as they were 
riding along in the Chariot, 
Philip was explaining the 
scriptures to the eunuch. 
"And as they went on their 
way, they came unto a cer- 
tain water and the eunuch 
said. See, here is water, 
what doth hinder me to be 
baptized?" 

Upon his expression of 
faith, the eunuch was bap- 
tized by Philip in this pool. 
The word says, they both 
went down into the water, 
both Philip and the eunuch, 
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they were come up out of were destroyed at the 
the water, the Spirit of the of God. 
Lord caught away Philip, | Solomon completed 
that the eunuch saw him no | temple about the year 



on 



his 



more and he went 
way rejoicing. • 

This scripture definitely 
describes the fact that in 
order to baptize the Bible 
way, both the administrator 
and the applicant must go 
down into the water. Too, 
when one is baptized the 
Bible way, they can go on 
rejoicing. 

We saw the pool where 
this baptizing was perform- 
ed. We did not make a 
close inspection, but saw it, 
nevertheless. 

Chapter 45. Part 5. 
In and Around Jerusalem. 

We were led by our 
guides up a long flight of 



will 

his 
1006 
B. C. It was very costly. It 
w^as patterned after the 
tabernacle. Every part was 
twice the size of the corre- 
sponding part in the taber- 
nacle. It stood on the site 
referred to above. It re- 
quired seven and one-half 
years to build it. It was 
erected at this site without 
the sound of a hammer. 

Solomon's Temple stood 
nearly four hundred years. 
When King Nebuchadnez- 
zar destroyed Jerusalem, 
this temple was destroyed, 
also. 

Zerubbable rebuilt the 
temple about the year 516 B. 
C. This temple stood until 



stone steps. There were pos-jthe year 20 B. C. It was then 
sibly thirty or more. The partially destroyed. Herod 
steps were quite wide. 'remodeled and restored it. 
Reaching the top, we looked j His temple was destroyed in 
out over the site of King the year 70 A. D. when Titus 
Solomon's temple. beseiged the city of Jeru- 

This temple area is large, salem. 



A number of ruins of form- 
er buildings are visible. 
These ruins once were a part 
of the former temples which 
stood upon this site. 

At this location, three 
temples were built. Solo- 
mon's first, then Zerubb- 
abel's, then Herod's. All three 



It was Herod's Temple 
that Jesus saw. It stood in 
His time. It was with refer- 
ence to Herod's temple, that 
Jesus, in Luke 21 :6, said, "As 
for these things which ye 
behold, the days will come, in 
the which there shall not be 
left one stone upon another, 



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that shall not be thrown 
down." When the temple | 
was destroyed in the year 70 
A. D. the prophecy was ful-; 
filled. 

One writer states that 
Herod's temple was destroy- 
ed by fire. Being so richly 
adorned with gold, within, 
he states that the fire melted 
the gold and the gold flowed 
ino the joints of the stone. 
Men, in their attempt to re- 
cover this gold, literally re- 
moved all remaining stone, 
one from the other, in their 
efforts to reclaim the gold. 
However, it was accomplish- 
ed, God saw to it that Jesus' 
prophecy came to absolute 
fulfillment. 

Many other prominent 
Bible characters had a hand 
in the history of these 
temples, in addition to those 
named above. David plan- 
ned the temple Solomon 
built, 2 Sam. 7. Josiah re- 
paired it, 2 Kings 22, to name 
a few. 

Today, excavators have 
dug down through the 
temple site and have found 
evidences of all three 
temples. They have un- 
covered portions of all three 
mosaic floors, one above the 
other. Mosaic floors are 
made of small colored stones, 
laid in a definite pattern. 



The pattern for each of the 
three temple floors are of 
different design, reflecting 
the design of the age or 
time they were laid. 

This site has much Bibical 
significance. Here, men 
worked, not according to 
their plan, but according to 
God's plan. We have re- 
corded in the Old Testament 
the complete plans and 
specifications for Solomon's 
Temple. When our early 
forefathers built the Temple, 
they followed these specifi- 
cations minutely. 

God, in the New Testa- 
ment, gives us the plans and 
specifications necessary to 
salvation. If we want to be 
saved, we must carry out 
His specifications minutely. 
Our substitute plan will not 
be acceptable with God. 

Now standing on the 
temple area is the Mosque of 
Omar. The Mosque of Omar 
is built over the Rock of the 
Dome. The Rock of the 
Dome is the place where 
Abraham offered his son, 
Isaac. The Rock of the 
Dome is the top of Mount 
Moriah. Here is where the 
cemple was prophesied to be 
built and was built. 2 Chron. 
3:1-2, "Then Solomon began 
to build the house of the 
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Moriah, where the Lord ap- salem. At this site, there is 
peared unto David his a church built over the tomb, 
father, in the place that| In Jerusalem, one after- 
David had prepared in the noon, we asked our guide if 
threshing floor of Oman the he could show us anywhere 
Jebusite. And he began to in Palestine, the old fashion- 
build in the second day of the ed mill, referred to in God's 
second month, in the fourth Word. "Yes," he said, ''I 
year of his reign." | can." He led the way. 

Here, God tested Abra- Several of us followed. He 
ham. Abraham was willing, | took us up several flights of 
and in his own mind, offered steps, along the top of an old 
isaac as a sacrifice. He | wail and finally, to an old 
made everything ready and stone, one room home. He 
v/as about to place his son 'said they used one of the old 
on the altar. God stayed his stone mills to make their 
hand. God provided a ram, flour. 

caught in the nearby bushes. I Sure enough, after being 
This experience was a true admitted, we saw, on the 
test of faith on the part of stone floor, an old stone mill. 
Abraham. He rightfully de-j They were grinding and 
serves the title, "Father of were we thrilled. This mill 
the Faithful." j consisted of two large circu- 

Not far from the temple lar stones, one lying on top 
site, God provided the one of the other. They re- 
Great Sacrifice. He sacri-'sembled our old fashioned 
ficed His Son, Jesus, to put grinding stones. The stone 
to an end forever, blood sac-, on top had a hole in its cen- 
rif ice for sin. We owe much ' ter, four or five inches in 
to God for this only accept- diameter. A n upright 
able sacrifice. Christ died handle was attached to the 
in our stead, He died in your upper stone near its outer 
place and mine. jedge. 

We saw the presumed It requires two people to 
original tomb of David. A opearte the mill. Here two 
large church has been built were operating it, both sit- 
over it. Later, it is stated I ting on the floor. One turn- 
that his body was placed in | the upper stone, using the 
a tomb on Mt. Zion, in the handle for that purpose, 
southwestern part of Jeru-' while the other put the grain 



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in the hole of the upper 
stone. It is a slow and labor- 1 
ious process. They turn the 
mill rather slowly. By andj 
by the ground grain works | 
its way to the circumference j 
of the stones and falls outj 
onto the floor. The ground i 
meal accumulates in little, 
mounds, on the floor, the! 
full circumference of the 
stones. V/hen they have| 
ground enough for their 
needs, they gather it from 
the floor and make it into 
bread. It was surely inter- 
esting to watch them. 

Larger mills were used to 
do what we call custom 
grinding. They were power- 
ed with donkeys. We did not 
see any of these larger mlils. 

As we watched these two 
women grinding, we refer- 
red to the prophetical words 
of Jesus, as found in Matt. 
24:41, "Two women shall be 
grinding at the mill, the one 
shall be taken and the other 
left.^' 

We were looking at the 
same type mill Jesus refer- 
red to. We saw the setting 
for the above scripture. Two 
women were grinding at this 
mill. They ground the same 
way in Jesus time. They will 
be using this same type mill 
and two will be grinding the 
same way as now, until Jesus 



comes, because He says, 
"Two women shall be grind- 
ing." 

We think of twenty cen- 
turies as being a long time. 
It is, however, when you 
read the words of Jesus 
uttered nearly that long- 
ago, and then see the very 
thing, yet remaining, that 
He talked about, makes one 
stop and think. It also 
makes the Word more real. 

I tried to meditate in my 
mind, while watching these 
tw^o women grind, that 
should Jesus come then, at 
that moment, which of these 
two women grinding would 
be taken ? Which one would 
be left? I could not help 
but think of the difference 
in the places where each 
would spend eternity. As 
we looked upon individuals, 
we can not see the differ- 
ence or make up, why one 
should be taken and the 
, other left, but God can. 
I As I looked upon the 
i grinders and the mill, I real- 
|ized it was not for me to 
, think about which one of 
those two would be taken. I 
thought to myself, should I 
be one grinding with an- 
I other and Jesus came, would 
I be taken or would I be left? 
;That is the point I wish to 
leave with each reader. Are 



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you living a life, such, that 
when Jesus comes, which He 
will, that you will be taken ? 
Or are you living such a life 
that you will be left? 
(To be continued) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 

WHY ARE HOME 

MISSIONS AN ABSOLUTE 

IMPERATIVE 



"Ye shall be witnesses 
unto me ... in Jerusalem," 
Acts 1:8. 

Did you ever stop to con- 
sider that though we are not 
to stay home until everybody 
who opposes himself and the 
Holy One be truly convert-^d, 
Christian missions are in- 
itiated locally and then eK- 
tended largely? As far as 
we are personally with home 
missions as the starting 
place and continues with 
foreign missions as the 
sequel Centuries ago, Ter- 
tuiiian said, "One believer 
must produce another." It 
is Scripturally true that a 
personal experience entails 
public extension. Self 
serves society — and such 
starts imperatively right 
here and now% not simply 
indefinitely, eventually, and 
elsewhere. 

The crisis facing home 
missions — A number of 



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years ago, Germany was the 
theological center of the 
I Protestant world. Today, 
she is broken and bleeding. 
It all happened in a few 
short years, right when 
people talked of a human 
made millennium and while 
absolute pacifism was en- 
joying its greatest popular- 
ity. Adolph Hitler came. In 
less than a generation, he 
plunged Germany into pre- 
rnedieval regression, into 
blundering and barbarity. 
Nazism reigned. While 
many in the United States 
were scoffing at the Student 
Volunteer motto, "Win the 
World for Christ in our gen- 
eration," Hitler did win 
Germany to Nazism in a few 
short years. Today, Stalin 
has won and his successors 
are winning millions of 
people to Soviet Comunism. 
His doctrines and spirit have 
permeated most of Europe 
and Asia. 

I Now many forces are bid- 
;ding high to make America 
a non-Christian republic: 
I crass materialism ,totalitar- 
ian ideologies, and so forth. 
I For example, it has been 
estimated that the commun- 
ists have 100,000 mission- 
jaries in our midst. If 
America fails to hold 
staunch for the Christian 



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principles inherent in dem-'ciare that v/e worship the 
ocracy, Western Europe will Christ but we deny by not 
fall, Japan will fall, and working for Him. It is no 
South America will fall even longer unusual to see cigar- 
as Eastern Europe and 'ette vending machines in the 
China have already fallen.! lobbies of church owned and 
Communism will take over operated hospitals. It is 



when and as the church fails. 
The Corruption within 
Home Missions. 



very evident that such a hos- 
pitl is itself badly in need of 
a serious spiritual operation. 



Doubtless, a number of, More serious stlil, however, 
factors have contributed is the almost complete lack 
largely to the development of vital Christian testimony 
of an anaemic and edema- j and appeal for the patients 
tous home missionary pro- ! to yield themselves to Christ, 
gram. Certainly, one in- The same condition is to be 
disputable factor is that the,foudn in many of our de- 
means to an end has become I nominationally sponsored 
the end in itself. For in-; educational institutions, 
stance, the denominations Many schools, started in the 
established churches , fires of great sweeping re- 
schools, hospitals, homes,|vivals, have provided smok- 
and other institutional min-,ing rooms for girls. The 
istries as means of effective- corruption, moreover, is not 
ly reaching souls with a restricted to administrative 
message of true salvation; policy but extends, more 
however, the end has been dangerously, to class room 
forgotten in most instances, instruction. In the latter. 
There are many who would | one might find not only the 
strongly argue that that is omission of the essentials of 
indeed as it should be. 1 1 the faith but often the dis- 
disagree. | semination of the most dele- 

Too often, the churches terious and destructive 
themselves have become propaganda. Time fails us 
fields of evangelism rather, to go into the instructional 
than forces for evangelism, and recreational activities in 
With a dual lack of devotion | our church sponsored chil- 
to Christ and a soul-winning dren's homes and homes for 
passion, we have left our the aged. We do not even 
knees for our teas. We de- passingly mention many 



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aspects of our churches' out-| For the purposes of per- 
reach. However, v/ith such sonal application, let us 
conditions as these existent, 'narrow down our discussion 
no wonder the cause of home from the collective to the in- 
missions is in a state of tre-| dividual aspect. It is almost 
mendous crisis. la surety that one will not be 

The Challenge before a soul winner elsewhere if 
Home Missions. he be not a soul winner here. 

The challenge before home 1^1^ Christians can be home 



misions is to really evangel 
ize. It is not enough to wor- 
ship the Lord ourselves; we 
must work to win others to 



missionaries. That is the 
way God meant it to be. "Ye 
shall be witnesses unto Me 
both in Jerusalem, and in all 



God. One great soul-win- Judea, and m Samaria, and 
ner said, "Christianity I unto the uttermost part of 
which does not Christianize^"^ earth. 
is not Christian." No, im-j There is not any doubt 
portant as it is, it is not -that as individual Chris- 
enough to minister to thetians, we have not been evan- 
bodies of men; it is ever so;gelizing as we should and 
much more important that could have. Some one has 
we do not fail to minister to pointed out that if a Chris- 
their precious undying souls. I tian would win another one 
It is not enough to educate; each year and so on, in 
we must evangelize. It is thirty-two years the present 
not enough to provide a world population number 
have for our homeless ; we would be won to Christ, 
must point them to a haven | What a challenge. Let us 
to gain and a hell to shun remember that God does not 
through God's only begottenij^^rgl ^^^^ ^g ^^.^^ j^^U ^^^ 
Son, our Savior, the Lord', i u ^. r^ ^ 

Jesus Christ. We need noti^^ ^^^J^""^ ^^^ ^.^^ .^^^^^ f 
less social ministries but l^o go to work winning souls 
more of the Savior of men. to Him here and now where 
We need not fewer institu-,we are, and to do all the good 
tions but more of the Great we can, in every way we can 
Institutor Himself. Yes, the for every person we can. — 
challenge before home mis- Sel. by Ruth Wilson from 
sions is to really evangelize. The Missionary Primer. 



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OBSERVATIONS ON THE 

PRESENT STATE OF 

THE WORLD 



Corrupted Christendom, and 
the True Church of Christ 



We, repeat, what folly it 
is, to be so much inclined 
after the things of this 
world, for at the farthest, as 
it has been already intimat- 
ed, we are short-lived crea- 
tures, and only have a few 
days allotted us to stay in 
this world, and then let our 
state be as it may, go into 
boundless eternity. Yes, 
that gloomy hour will even- 
tually overtake the sinner 
and lay his head low in the 
grave, and his soul big with 
all the cares and vanities of 
a wicked life, enter the dark 
regions of the other world. 
The devil in many parts of 
the world has put on the 
garb of religion. It is all 
one to him in what way he 
can accomplish his ends, and 
thus he finds it necessary to 
assume the office of minis- 
ter, and from the sacred 
desk (as it is termed.) deal 
out his poison to the people. I 
suppose the devil has done 
moi-e injury in this way, 
than in any other. "For 
such are false apostles, de- 
ceitful workers, transform- 



ing themselves into the 
apostles of Christ. And no 
marvel ; for Satan himself is 
transformed into an angel 
of light. Therefore it is no 
great thing if his ministers 
also be transformed, as the 
ministers of righteousness; 
whose end shall be accord- 
ing to their works," 2 Cor. 
11:13-15. 



SENTENCE SERMONS 



Profession without prac- 
tice has no weight. 



A good act is never thrown 
away. 

Kind words and a soft 
answer penetrates deeper 
than the listeners ears. 



We will be judged for the 
things we neglect to do and 
should have done, and the 
things we do and ought not 
to have done. 



The past of the just is as 
the shining light, that 
shineth more and more unto 
a perfect day. Prov. 4:18. 

Solomon in all his wisdom 
and great works summed up 
life in these few words, 
"Fear God and keep his com- 
mandments for this is the 
whole duty of men/' 



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23 



WHY WE GO TO CHURCH 



Some go to church to take a walk, 
Some go to church to laugh and 

talk. 
Some go there to meet a friend, 
Some go there, their time to spend. 
Some go there to meet a lover, 
Some go there a fault to cover. 
Some go there for speculation 
Some go there for observation. 
Some go there to doze and nod, 
The wise go there to worship God. 
Sel. by C. M. Kintner. 



BIBLE READINGS FOR OCTOBER 



Theme — Repentance 

Memory verse. Matt. 3:8, "Bring 
forth therefore fruits meet for re- 
pentance." 

Thurs. 1— Job 11:13-20. 

Fi'i. 2— Ezek. 18:24-32. 

Sat. 3— Hosea 14. 
Memory verse, Matt. 3:2, "And 
saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom 
of heaven is at hand." 

Sun. 4— Joel 2:1-15. 

Mon. 5— Luke 13:1-10. 

Tues. 6— Acts 3:19-26. 

Wed. 7— Acts 8:14-25. 

Thurs. 8— II Chron. 7:12-22. 

Fri. 9— II Chron. 30:1-13. 

Sat. 10— Neh. 1. 
Memory verse, Mark 6:12, ''And 
they went out, and preached that 
men should repent." 

Sun. 11— Acts 17:22-34. 

Mon. 12— Matt. 9:10-17. 

Tues. 13— Luke 15:1-10. 

Wed. 14— Isa. 55. 

Thurs. 15— Zech. 1:1-11. 

Fri. 16— Rom. 2:1-11. 

Sat. 17— Acts 26:19-32. 
Memory verse, Luke 24:47, "And 



that repentance and remission of 
sins should be preached in his name 
among all nations, beginning at 
Jerusalem." 

Sun. 18 — Jonah 3. 

Mon. 19— Ezek. 33:1-16. 

Tues. 20—11 Cor. 7. 

Wed. 21— Psa. 34 

Thurs. 22— Acts 11:5-18. 

Fri. 23— Mai. 3:1-7. 

Sat. 24— Luke 15:11-25. 
Memory verse. Acts 2:38, "Then 
Peter said unto them, Repent and 
be baptized every one of you in the 
name of Jesus Christ for the re- 
mission of sins, and ye shall re- 
ceive the gift of the Holy Ghost." 

Sun. 25 — Rev. 3:1-8. 

Mon. 26— Luke 22:54-63. 

Tues. 27— Zeph. 2. 

Wed. 28—1 Kings 8:44-60. 

Thurs. 29— Mark 1:1-18. 

Fri. 30— Hosea 12. 

Sat. 31— Rev. 2:1-7. 



ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 

LESSONS 



Oct. 4— God's Children Do Not 

Love the World. I John 

2:15:29. 
Oct. 11— Hod God's Children May 

Know Each Other. I John 

3:1-12. 
Oct. 18— God's Children Should 

Help and Love Each Other. 

I John 3:13-24. 
Oct. 25— We Are to Try the Spirits. 

I John 4:1-10. 
Nov. 1— Perfect Love Removes all 

Fears. I John 4:11-21. 
Nov. 8— We can Overcome the 

World by Faith. I John 5: 

1-21. 
Nov. 15— The Truth and Love are 

Inseparable. II John 1-13. 
Nov. 22— Thanksgiving— Forget Not 

the Blesings of God. Psa. 

103:1-22. 
Nov. 29— The Children of God are 

to Walk in Truth. Ill 



I 



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John 1-14. I* 

Dec. 6 — We are Warned Against * 

Apostate Teachers. Jude * 

1-13. I* 

Dec. 13 — We Are to Build Ourselves j* 

up in that Most Holy * 

Faith. Jude 14-25. * 

Dec. 20 — Christmas — The Righteous * 

Governor. Isa. 9:1-7; 11; 

1-10. 
Dec. 27 — Even so, Come, Lord Jesus. 

Rev. 22:1-21. 



PRIMARY SUNDAY SCHOOL 
LESSONS 



Oct. 4- 

Oct. 11- 
Oct. 18- 
Oct. 25- 
Nov. 1- 

Nov. 8- 
Nov. 15- 

Nov. 22- 
Nov. 29- 
Dec. 6- 
Dec. 13- 
Dec. 20- 

Dec. 27- 



-A Little Girl Who Helped 

Her Master. II Kings 5: 

1-14. 
-A Little Girl Who Cares for 

Her Brother. Ex. 2:1-10. 
-Moses, God's Helper. Ex. 

3:7-17. 
-Bringing Gifts for God's 

House. Ex. 35:4-10; 36:4-7. 
-Building a Bipautiful 

Temple. I Chron. 28:6-10; 

II Chron. 2:1-6; 5:1. 
-A Boy King is God's Help- 
er. II Chron. 24:1-14. 
-(Review) Thanking God 

for His House. Psa. 100; 

105:1-8. 
-A Helper in God's Out-of- 

Doors. Job. 37; Psa. 147. 
—A Child is Born in Bethle- 
hem. Luke 2:1-7. 
-Shepherds Worship the 

Christ Child. Luke 2:8-20. 
-Wise Men Come From the 

East. Matt. 2:1-12. 
-(Review) Telling Others 

About Baby Jesus. Luke 

2:25-35. 
—God's Care in Danger. 

Matt. 2:13-23. 



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BIBLE STUDY BOARD 



Elzie Weimer, Chairman. 
Vem Hostetler, Secretary. 
Ben Klepinger, Treasurer. 
Ammon Keller. 
Edward Johnson. 



OFFICIAL DIRECTORY 



Board of Publication 

Harry Andrews, Chairman, 

R. 1, Grandview, Mo. 
Edward Johnson, Vice Chm., 

R. 2, Wauseon, Ohio. 
Paul R. Myers, Secretary, 

Box 117, Greentown, Ohio. 
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Snowville, Va. 
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R. 2, Taneytown, Md. 
Ex-OfRcio. 



Board of Trusteets 

Lawrence Kreider, Chairman, 
R. 1, Bx. 175, Clayton, Ohio. 

A. G. Fahnestock, Secretary, 
R. R. 3, Lititz, Pa. 

David F. Ebling, Treasurer, 
Bethel, Pa. 



General Mission Board 

Melvin Roesch, Chairman, 

174 Clinton St., 
Wauseon, Ohio. 
Wra. Root, Secretary, 

1007 Main St., 

Great Bend, Kans. 
Ray S. Shank, Treasurer, 

216 W. Marble St., 
Mechanics burg, Pa. 
David F. Ebling, 

Bethel, Pa. 
Herbert Parker, 

R. 2, Arcanum, Ohio. 
W. S. Reed, 

Waukee, Iowa. 
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Newberg, Ore. 
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Turlock, Calif. 



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to the Secretary for his 
records. 



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Vol. XXXI October 1, 1953 No. 19 

"For the faith once fcr all delivered to the Saints." 

il 
OUR MOTTO: Spiri-tuai in life and || OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
Scriptural in practice. j| the world and preaeh the gospel. 

, H • 

OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim tc be more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more p>erfect through faith and obedience, 

DANGER OF SIN leous shine forth as the sun 

in the kingdom of their 

^. , father," Matt. 13:43. God 

Si^ce this subject so v^^s also promised severe 
seriously affects our souls .jg^ment unto those who 
welfare and our eternal ^u^,^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^^,^^ ^v^^.^, 
nappmess, it is important ij^^g^ uj^,.^^^^, ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ 
tnat we consider it often unrighteous shall not inherit 
during our striving toward ^he kingdom of God?" 1 Cor. 
heaven. Sm is the trans- q.^ .p^^, the wages of sin 
gression of the law of God, ^^ ^^^^h; but the gift of God 
1 Jno. 3:4. _ All unrignt- |g eternal life through Jesus 

eousness IS sm, IJno 5:17. Christ our Lord," Rom. 
We can be so thankiul to- g.23 

day, that we have the law Z. 

of God so readily among us.' ^ecause of the serious 
We should be thankful that ^/^d eternal curse of sm, we 
we live in a land where we should be continually on the 
can freely study the Bible, ^^^rt, that our sms may be 
communicate with one an- forgiven. We need never be 
other concerning the Bible sorry for a sin that we have 
and to go to and fro labor- ^ot committed, so we should 
ing to fully understand and continually labor to under- 
obey the Holy Bible. Ist^i^d God s Holy W^ord and 

^ , ■ . , ^ then we can avoid disobey- 

God has promised to . -„■• Txr-n a-o i u xi 

abundantly bless and reward '''^ ^'l "^f ^ ^^^°^^' ^^^^^^ 
anyone who will not sin and ^^'^ "^^de whole: sm no more, 
who labors to obey His Holy lest a worse thing com.e unto 
W^ord. "Then shall the right- thee," John 5:14. 



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Sin separates us from God Verse 7, "But if we walk in 
and is therefore so serious the light, as he is in the light, 
that we should carefully we hvae fellowship one with 
guard ourselves, at all times, another, and the blood of 
that we do not commit sin. Jesus Christ his Son cleans- 
Someone has said that sin is eth us from all sin. 
"Conscious wrong-doing." i 

We believe this definition is' THE CHILDREN OF 
not a broad interpretation! ISRAEL INHABIT 
but even then, are we noti CANAAN 
often guiltv of knowing thati 

we are ^^^l , ff ^S^^^^f^^^yj Thornton Mellott 
what IS right.' He that; 

knoweth to do good and do- 

eth it not, to him it is sin. In Joshua chapter one, the 

The closer we live to Lord told Joshua, Moses, My 
Christ in obedience to His servant is dead, go thou and 
commandments and the 'all you people, unto the land 
farther we live separate which I give to them, even 
from the worldly ways of the children of Israel. As I 
living, talking and dealing was with Moses, so I will be 
with others : the easier it with you : I will be with you : 
will be to keep from sinning. I will not fail you, nor f or- 

In one way or another, sake you. Be strong and be 
we have all sinned and failed of good courage and do as 
to reach the heights of my servant Moses command- 
Christian service which we ed you: to neither turn to 
are able to reach. "For the right nor to the the left, 
even hereunto were ye call- Then Joshua commanded the 
ed: because Christ also suf- people, saying, prepare you 
fered for us, leaving us an vituals, for withm three^ 
example, that ye should days we shall pass over 
follov/ in his steps: who did Jordan, to go in and possess 
no sip, neither was guile the land, which the Lord 
found 'in His mouth," 1 Pet. your God giveth us, which 
2:21-22. "If we confess our He promised Abraham, 
sins, he is faithful and just Isaac and Jacob, 
to forgive us our sins, and The people served the 
to cleanse us from all un- Lord all the days of Joshua, 
righteousness," 1 John 1:9. and the days of the Elders 



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that outlived him. All that elders of Israel came unto 
generation were gathered Samuel, and said unto him, 
unto their fathers and an- Behold you are getting old 
other generation after them, and your sons will not walk 
which knew not the Lord in thy ways, now make us a 
and the works which He did king to judge us like other 
for Israel. They did evil, in nations. But this displeased 
the sight of the Lord, and Samuel when they said, Give 
served Balim ; and they for- ;ys a king to judge us. The 
sook the Lord God of their Lord told Samuel to harken 
fathers, which brought them unto their voice, yet protest 
out of the land of Egypt, ahd solemnly unto them, and 
followed other Gods. They show them the manned of 
served the God's of the the king that shall reign 
people around about them, over them. So Samuel 
and bowed themselves unto anointed Saul as king, but 
them and they pi^voked the he proved an untrue king. 
Lord to anger. I^hey for- Latei- the Lord said, It re- 
sook the Lord and served pented me I ever set Saul up 
Baal, and God ^delivered as king, for he has turned 
them into the hands of the from f ollov/ing me. 
enemy. i I Sam. 16, the Lord said to 

In those days they had Samuel, How long will you 
many prophets : some true, morn for Saul, seeing I have 
some untrue and many false rejected him from being 
prophets. The children in- king over Israel? The Lord 
quired to know how to tell a said again to Samuel, Go and 
false prophet from a true I will send you to Jesse the 
one. The Lord told them if Bethlehemite : for I have 
the thing did not come to proved me a king among his 
pass, not to believe nor sons. Samuel said. How can 
follow false prophets. In I go? if Saul hears it, he will 
those days the Lord spake to kill me. The Lord said, make 
them through the prophets,! a sacrifice, and call Jesse to 
but in these last days He the sacrifice, and I will show 
speaks to us through His thee what thou shall do. 
Son, Jesus Christ, by the Samuel did as the Lord said 
: written Word. iunto him, and he ask Jesse 

Samuel was one of the and his sons to the sacrifice, 
true prophets ; and all the The first one was Eliab, and 



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B I B L E M O N I T O R arise, anoint him, for this is 
.7r~777^^ TZ- TTTZ TTTTq h^> David the second king of 

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at West Milton, Ohio, under the Christ tells US, he that look- 
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===^~^- — — — I The Lord sent Nathan, the 

Samuel said, surely this is prophet, unto David to give 
the Lord's anointed. But him a parable of how a rich 
the Lord said to Samuel, man took advantage of a 
Look not on countenance or: poor man. David said thati 
his height; for the Lord such a man shall surely die. 
seeth not as man seeth; man j Nathan answered, thou art 
looketh on the outer appear- the rich man." The Lord 
ance, but the Lord looketh anointed you king over 
on the heart. Jesse made Israel and delivered you out 
seven of his sons pass before of the hands of Saul, He 
Samuel. Samuel said the gave you thy master's house, 
Lord has not chosen any of and thy master's wives and 
these, is this all of your: even offered what more 
sons? Jesse said, the young- 1 thou would need. Where- 
est is home taking care of fore hast thou despised the 
my sheep, Samuel said fetch commandments of the Lord, 
him. ito do evil in His sight? 

He sent and brought him David said unto Nathan, I 
in. The Lord told Samuel to have sinned against the , 



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Lord. Nathan told David given them, 
that the Lord hath put awayj In his old age Solomon be- 
his sin and he would not die, came greedy for wealth and 
but because this deed gave splendor and went after 
great occasion to the enemy I wives of strange lands; his 
of the Lord to blaspheme, he heart was not perfect before 
must suffer for it and his the Lord his God, as was the 
child should die. I heart of David his father, 

The Lord struck the child, and Solomon did evil in the 
that which Uriah's wife bore sight of the Lord, and went 
unto David, and it was very not fully after the Lord, as 
sick, and it came to pass on did David his father. The 
the seventh day the child Lord was angry with Solo- 
died. David was severely re- mon because his heart was 
buked and humbly acknowl- turned from the the Lord 
edged his sin but the child of God of Israel. The Lord 
this sin died. David per- commanded him twice not to 
formed many great and go after other gods and for 
noble deeds for the Lord in this cause he and his chil- 
the remainder of his life but dren would lose the power 
the scar of this sin never left and peace of the great king- 
him. , dom of Israel. 

Solomon was anointed the, Needmore, Pa. 

next king of Israel. God] 

made a covenant with' THE MARRL4GE OF 
Solomon on condition: say-, ISAAC AND REBEKAH 

ing, if you will walk before' 

me and serve me as David Typical of the Marriage of 
your father did and keep my | The Lamb 

statutes and judgments, I 

will establish the throne of j William R. Flora 

thy kingdom of Israel for-| 

ever. As I promised to In Genesis 24:2-4, we find 
David your father, but if these words, "Abraham said 
you turn from following me, unto his eldest servant of 
and not keep my command- his house ,that ruled over all 
ments, but , go and serve that he had. Put, I pray thee, 
other gods and worship thy hand under my thigh: 
them: I will cut off Israel and I will make thee swear by 
out of the land which I have the Lord, the God of heaven, 



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and the God of the earth, then after the Lord had 
that thou shall not take a spoken unto them, he was re- 
wife unto my son of the ceived up into heaven, and 
daughters of the Canaanites, sat on the right hand of 
among whom I dwell: but God." . 

thou Shalt go unto my, When, then, are Christs 
country, and to my kindred, enemies to be put under His 
and take a wife unto my son feet? Who are Christ s 
I^aac" Here we have the 'enemies? We turn back to 
instruction of Abraham to Rev. 19:11-21 and 20:1-3. 
his servant concerning tak- Here we have the battle be- 
in e a wife for his son, Isaac, tween Christ and the Devil, 
"The srevant said unto the Beast and the false 
him Peradventure t h e prophet and the nations, 
woman will not be willing to Rev. 19:20-21, "And the 
follow me unto this land: beast was taken and with 
must I needs bring thv son him the false prophet that 
again unto the land from v/rought miracles before 
whence thou camest? Abra- him, with which he deceived 
ham said unto him, Beware them that had received the 
thou that thou bring not my 'mark of the beast, and them 
son thither again," Gen. 24: that worshipped his image. 
5-6. Here we have the These both were cast alive 
servant questioning as to into a lake of fire burning 
how far he should go to with brimstone and the rem- 
carry out Abraham's oath.'nant were slam with the 
Whether he should take sword of him that sat upon 
Isaac back to the land from the horse." 
when Abraham camie. t Now how do we under- 

This gives us the com- stand God's Word? De we 
mand of Abraham for Isaac think that just the faithful 
not to go back to Mesopo- of this one church or congTe- 
tamia which is tvpical of gation will be taken away 
God telling Christ to sit at from this temptation, to try 
His right hand until He all that dwell upon the 
made His enemies His foot- earth. We go back to the 
^tool AVe find this recorded apostle Paul's teaching m 
in Psa. 110:1; Matt. 22:44; 1 Thess. 4:13-17, "But I 
Mark 12:36; Luke 20:42; would not have you ignor- 
Heb 1-13 Mark 16:19, "So ant, brethren, concerning 



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them which are asleep, that for the Lamb? 
3^e sorrow not, even as others Matt. 22 :4, ''Again, he sent 
which have no hope. For if forth other servants, saying, 
we believe that Jesus died Tell them w^hich are bidden, 
and rose again, even so them Behold, I have prepared my 
also which sleep in Jesus dinner : my oxen and my fat- 
will God bring with him. For lings are killed, and all 
this we say unto you by the things are ready: come unto 
Word of the Lord, that we the marriage." Where is 
which are alive and .remain this supper prepared ? We 
unto the coming o^ne Lord believe at God's abode in 
shall not prevent t^m which Heaven, 
are asleep. For fee Lord This takes us back to our 
himself shall descend froiif 'subject, "The marriage of 
heaven with a shqift, with Isaac and Rebekah is typical 
the voice of the archangel, of the Marriage of the 
and with the trump of God: Lamb." We find that 
and the dead in Christ shall Rebekah. made the journey 
rise first: Then we which are 'from the home of Bethuel to 
alive and remain shall be the home of Abraham. Gen. 
caught up together with 24:61, "And Rebekah arose, 
them in the clouds, to meet and her damsels, and they 
the Lord in the air: and so rode upon the camels, and 
shall we ever be with the followed the man," the serv- 
Lord." ant of Abraham. 

Where are they taken?, We read of the taking of 
We believe they are taken the Church off the earth by 
off the earth, because this the power of God. Here we 
temptation is to try them have the taking of Rebekah 
that dwell upon the earth, from the home of Bethuel to 
We believe they go to the the home of Abraham by 
marriage of the Lamb in Abi-aham's camels or the 
heaven. Matt. 22 :2-3, "The power of Abraham, which is 
kingdom of heaven is like a type of God's preparation 
unto a certain king, which for His followers' journey. 
made a marriage for his son, Abraham, the father of 
and sent forth his servants Isaac, and God the Father 
to call them that were bid- of our Lord and Savior 
den to the wedding." Who Jesus Christ. As is typical 
makes the marriage supper of fathers, the marriage of 



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Isaac and Rebekah took We are to walk, to run, to 
place in Abraham's house, wrestle, to fight, to press, to 
so will the marriage of the contend earnestly, to labor 
Lamb take place in God's and to strive. It does not 
abode in Heaven. pnean that we must put forth 

Dallas Center, Iowa, all this effort to work for 

our salvation or to earn 

eternal life. "The gift of 
God is eternal life through 
Jesus Christ our Lord," 
Rom. 6:23. We should ac- 



CHRiSTIAN ZEAL 



Ethel Beck 



p -J. cept it as a precious gift 

^^^^ ^ 'from a loved one. The Giver 

In these days many people desires our grateful praise 
want to get something for and adoration through lov- 
nothing. They w^ant to get ing service. Since He has 
things without working for saved us from a life of sin 
them or without putting we noAV put forth our efforts 
forth any effort. That to live a life pleasing unto 
which comes the easiest, Him. He says that if we 
goes the easiest. We cannot love Him we will keep His 
fully appreciate riches that commandments. Paul said, 
are just handed to us. We. "Work out your own salva- 
We did not put forth any tion with fear and tremb- 
effort for them and we use ling. For it is God which 
them carlessly. The greater |Worketh in you both to will 
the sacrifice that we put and to do His good pleas- 
forth for something the ure," Phil. 2:12-13. He is 
more precious it becomes to telling these Christians to 
us. Sometimes a thing is so work in every day life and 
dear to us that money could dealings, that which God has 
not even buy it. wrought within. It is God 

There are people who which gives the desire and 
want experience in the the power to do His will. 
Christian life without sacri- How can our desires be to 
ficing for it. All life in- follow the people of the 
volves effort of some kind, world and to seek worldly 
and the Christian life is no pleasures since He "hath de- 
oxception. The New Testa- livered us from the power of 
ment is full of effort terms, dai'kness, and hath transla- 



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upon another man's founda- 
tion," Rom. 15:20. 

Epaphras, a servant of 
Christ, labored fervently in 
prayer that the Christians 
would stand perfect and 



ted us into the kingdom of 
His dear Son?" Col. 1:13. 

"But Jesus answered 
them, my Father worketh 
hitherto, and I work," Jno. 
5:17. "I must work the 

works of Him that sent me, complete in all the will of 
while it is day: the night God. It w^as because of his 
Cometh, when no man can zeal for their spiritual prog- 
work," Jno. 9:4. Jesus ress. Col. 4:12-13. In our 
quoted these words after great concern for the salva- 
performing some miracle, tion of lost souls, and the up- 
That was a pai;t of His^building of Chrisians, do we 
work. He drove the money labor fervently in prayer? 
changers out of the temple We are told that after 
saying, "Make not myi 'we are buried with Him by 
Father's house a house of baptism, into death : that like 
merchandise." And His as Christ was raised up from 
disciples remembered that it the rlead by the glory of the 
was written of Him in Father, even so we also 
prophecy, "the zeal of thine should walk in newness of 
house hath eaten me up." life," Rom. 6:4. "There is 
What an example to follow, therefore now no condemna- 
Jesus was always busy about tion to them which are ■ in 
the Father's business or Christ Jesus, who walk not 
spending time in prayer. j after the flesh, but after the 

We also have Paul for an Spirit," Rom. 8:1. God hath 
example for zeal and hard ordained that we should 
labor in the Lord's work. In w^alk in good works, Eph. 
the Jew's religion, in his 2:10. We are told to "walk 
zeal for God, he persecuted worthy of the Lord" and to 
the church. He said he was "walk honestly." We should 
exceedingly zealous of the "walk in the light" and 
traditions of his f athers. i "after His commnadments." 
After his conversion his zeal It will keep us busy walking 
was turned to his Lord and in the strait and narrow 
Saviour for the work which way. 

he w^as called to do. "Yea,' But then we must also 
so have I strived to preach run. "Wherefore, seeing 
the gospel, lest I should build w also are compassed about 



10 BIBLE MONITOR 

with so great a cloud of wit- strive to win, moderate their 
nesses, let us lay aside every living. They eat and drink 
weight, and the sin which th^ things which are best for 
doth so easily beset us, and their health, and exercise to 
let us run with patience the make themselves strong for 
race that is set before us," the race. Their object in all 
lieb. 12:1. To run success- this effort is to win a cor- 
fully we must cast aside ruptible crown and glory. 
every hindrance. Then run All Christians are running 
steady with patience, look- the I'ace but each may re- 
ing to Jesus the author and ceive a prize according to 
finisher of our faith. their faithfulness. Paul 

The Galatians did run well says, "so run, that ye may 
but Satan hindered them obtain." We must not stop 
from obeying the truth. Gal. lest we lose out, but continue 
5:7. They did not continue to run in patience and con- 
in patience. sistant living to get posses- 
Paul exhorts the Philip- sion of it. This prize was 
plans, 2:15-16, to a godly life, earned by hard labor in the 
blameless in the midst of a race. 

crooked and perverse nation j How do we get into pos- 
that they may shine as lights session of eternal life ? 
in the world. So that he When we are truly born into 
may rejoice that he had not the family of God we become 
run in vain nor labored in children of God. "The Spirit 
vain for them. Does not itself beareth witness with 
every minister feel like ex- our spirit, that we are the 
horting the children of God children of God, and if chil- 
to a more holy life lest their dren, then heirs; heirs of 
efforts be in vain? Do we God, and joint heirs with 
not, as Christians, all like to Christ ; if so be that we suf- 
see results for our labors in fer with Him, that we may 
the Lord? Even if we do be also glorified together," 
not see results in this life Rom. 8:16-17. We now have 
God will rew^ard us for it. a title to our eternal inherit- 
In 1 Cor. 9:24-27 Paul ance. "To an inheritance in- 
speaks of "all" running in a corruptible, and undefiled, 
race but "one" received the and that fadeth not away, 
prize, because he put forth a reserved in heaven for you, 
little more ef f oi't. They who who are kept by the power 



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of God through faith unto the beginning of eternal 
salvation ready to be reveal- life. As we continue to eat 
ed in he last time," 1 Pet. 1 : His flesh and drink His 
4-5. It is reserved for those blood we are partakers of 
who are kept by the powers eternal life. But we come 
of God. May we not lose into full possession when He 
our inheritance by disobedi- shall appear and give it to 
ence. It takes faithful us. 

obedience to our Lord's com- Besides eternal life there 
mands to keep the title clear, will be rewards according to 
"And when the chief Shep- faithful service. These are 
herd shall appear, ye shall not given as a gift like 
receive a crown of glory that eternal life, but these are 
fadeth not away," I Pet. 5:4. earned. A reward is some- 
We shall then "lay hold on thing that is given in re- 
eternal life" and get posses- 1 turn for service rendered, 
sion of our promised inherit- whether it be good or bad. 
nace. Jt depends on what kind of 

"Whoso eateth my flesh, work we do. "For we (the 
and drinketh my blood, hath Christian) must all appear 
etrenal life; and I will raise before the judgment seat of 
him up at the last day," Jno. Christ ; that every one may 
6:54. "And this is the receive the things done in 
record, that God hath given his body, according to that 
to us eternal life, and this he hath done, whether it be 
life is in His Son. He that good or bad," I Cor. 5:10. 
hath the Son hath life; and "Who will render to every 
he that hath not the Son of man according to his deeds : 
God hath not life. These to them who by patient con- 
things have I written unto tinuance in well doing seek 
you that believe on the name for glory and honor and im- 
of the Son of God; that ye mortahty, eternal life," 
may know that ye have Rom. 6:6-7, If we read 
eternal life, and that ye may 'further we see the wrath of 
believe on the name of the God is in store for the 
Son of God," I Jno. 5:11-13. wicked. 
See laso Acts 26:18 and Titus "Now he that planteth 
3:7. These verses plainly and he that watereth are 
tell us that when w^e take one : and eveiy man shall re- 
Christ into our lives we have ceive his own reward ac- 



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cording to his own labor," If a man's labors are such 
I Cor. 3:8. We do receive that will not stand the test 
^ome reward while in this of fire he will receive no re- 
life. When we see souls ward. His time has been 
saved as the results of our | lost, his efforts have been 
labors it gives us joy. There in vain. Perhaps it was be- 
is also the satisfaction of cause his work has been in 
knowing we are doing God's the interest of self rather 
will. We do have peace, 'than to glorify God. But 
satisfaction, joy and pleas- because of his foundation 
ure in serving Jesus. But on Christ his soul shall be 
we still will get other re- ' saved. If his efforts have 
wards for our labors. jbeen for the salvation of 

Let us read further in souls and the glory of God, 
this chapter I Cor. 3:11-15, there will also be a reward 
"For other foundation can for his labors. Such build- 
no man lay than that is laid, ing material will stand the 
which is Jesus Christ. Now test of fire, 
if any man build upon this| We noticed that I Pet. 5:4 
foundation gold, silver, promises to the faithful 
precious stones, wood, hay, 'eiders, a "crown of glory" as 
stubble; every man's work | a reward, 
shall be made manifest: for| "Blessed are ye, when 
the day shall declare it, be- men shall revile you, and 
cause it shall be revealed by persecute you, and shall say 
fire; and the fire shall try all manner of evil against 
every man's work of what you falsely, for my sake, 
sort it is. If any man's work, Rejoice, and be exceedingly 
abide which he hath built glad: for great is j^our re- 
thereupon, he shall receive a ward in heaven: for so per- 
reward. If any man's work secuted they the prophets 
shall be burned, he shall which were before you," 
suffer loss: but he himself Matt. 5:11-12. Those who 
shall be saved ; yet so as by must suffer persecution will 
fire." A true Christian is have a "great reward." 
built on the solid foundation' "And, behold, I come 
Jesus Chrsit with a title to quickly: and my rew^ard is 
eternal life. The warning is, with me, to give every man 
"but let every man take heed according as his works shall 
how he buildeth thereupon." be," Rev. 22:12. If all the 



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13 



references in the New Testa- 
ment on rewards, prizes, etc., 
would mean eternal life, then 
it would cease to be a gift. 
It would be given to those 
who earn it by their hard 
labors and faithful service. 
Eternal life which is in Jesus 
Christ is received as a gift 
from God. 

May we take the admoni- 
tion of Paul, "That ye might 
w^alk worthy of the Lord 
unto all pleasing, being 
fruitful in every good work, 
and increasing in the knowl- 
edge of God. Giving thanks 
unto the Father, which hath 
made us meet to be partak- 
ers of the inheritance of the 
saints in light," Col. 1:10, 12. 
Dallas Center, Iowa. 



beginning Oct. 18th, with Bro. D. 
Paul Reed as evangelist. We plan 
to close with a Lovefeast on Satur- 
day, Oct. 31st. We heartily invite 
all who can to be at the meeting 
and worship with us. 

Paul R. Myers. 



COMMUNION DATES 



Goshen, Ind Oct, 24 

Englewood, Ohio Oct. 24 

Bethel, Pa Oct. 25 

Orion, Ohio Oct. 31 

Shrewsbury, Pa Nov. 1 

Pleasant Ridge, Ohio Nov. 14 

Pleasant Home, Calif Nov. 14 



WAYNESBORO, PA. 




LITITZ, PA. 



We, the Northern Lancaster 
County Dunkard Brethren, plan to 
have our Lovefeast at Lititz Oct. 
18th. Sunday school will begin at 
0:30. We extend a hearty invita- 
tion to all that can attend our 
Lovefeast. 
jt|^ . Susanna B. Johns, Cor. 

NORTH CANTON, OHIO 



The Waynesboro congregation 
plans to hold their Lovefeast Sun- 
day, Nov. 8th. Our tv/o weeks' re- 
vival meeting will follow, be- 
ginning Nov. 9th. 

Bro. Paul Reed, of Carthage, Va., 
will be the evangelist. We are 
looking forward to a spirit filled 
meeting. We ask an interest in 
your prayers. Come and enjoy the 
Lovefeast with us and also these 
revival services. 

Sister Demuth, Cor. 



SWANTON, MD. 



The Orion congregaton plans to 
begin a two-weeks' revival meeting 



We, the Broadwater congrega- 
tion, began our revival July 24, with 
Brother Melvin Roesch, from 
Wauseon, Ohio, as our evangelist. 
Our attendance was excellent 
throughout the week. Our love- 
feast was held on the evening of 
August 1st. There were 73 sur- 
runding the Lord's table. We were 



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glad when four young souls came to holy faith. We are glad to note 

the church. ; that the attendance was very good 

Sunday, Aug. 2nd, our meeting throughout the meeting. 

closed with an all-day meeting. | On Saturday, August 22nd we met 

We want to thank the neighbor- for our annual Lovefeast service. 

ing congregations for their help in The various visiting brethren 

these services and invite them all brought the messages of the after- 

to come back again when conven- noon. In the evening around 50 

lent, , brethren and sisters surrounded the 

Sistre Hilda Sines, Cor. j Lord's tables. Ministering brethren 

[present were: A. G. Fahnestock, 

WAUSEON, OHIO jMelvin Roesch, Emmert Shelly, Ray 

JS. Shank, George Dorsey, Z. L. 

_. . « ,. , , . . Mellott, and Homer Mellott. 

The West Fulton church met m ^^ g^^^^y ^ ^.^^ ^^^^^ ^^.^^^^ 

regular council Sept 5. |^^ ^jj_^^y meeting, which brought 

We decided to hold our Harvest ;^^ ^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^^^. ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^.^^. 
meeting the fn-st Sunday of our^^j^.^j^ ,^.^^ ^^ recorded in heaven 
revival meeting, which begins Oct. ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^. ^^^^^ ^^ dishonor. 
11, with an all day meeting. Ourl ^j^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^.^^y. ^11 ^^^ ^.^.^^^ 
revival meeting to continue for two .^.^j^ ^^^ ^^ worship all through the 
weeks and close Oct. 25. We have 



selected Bro. Ammon Keller of, 



meeting and heartily invite you to 
■"ome again and bring others. 
Lebanon, Pa., as our evangelist. ^^ g^i-^.^ ^^ .^^terest in the, 
May we all pray for the success pj.^yg^g ^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^^^1 everywhere! 
of these meetings that souls may ^^ ^^half of the little flock ati 
be saved, and that we all may shallow Falls 
grow stronger in God's work. I j^^^h M. Snyder, Cor. 
We extend an invitatoin to all 

Who can, come and enjoy these, rp^^Tpr^p mTjp. ttot V 
services with us. Four precious! x^.7L,'ivii>ij» inih riyjiji 

.souls have been received into ourj LAND 

church by baptism since our last 

report. 



Sarah Roesch, Cor. 



SWALLOW FALLS, MD. 



Paul R. Myers 

Chapter 46. Part 6 
In and Around Jerusalem. 

On August 14, Bro. Meivin Roesch . While in Jerusalem, we 

and wife of Wauseon, Ohio, came|Visited the ruins of Pllate's 
into our midst for a revival meet- and Herod's judgment hall 

ing. Bro. Roesch did not shun to They are near one another 

declare the whole gospel in the ten jj jg ^j j 

sermons which he delivered while >, . i. • i i p tt 

here. Although there were not ad- baviour, was tried betore He 

ditions to the church we feel that^Was crucified. 

we have been built up in that most, Only the old stone walls 



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remain of the buildings Jesus, set Him at naught 
which housed these offices, and sent Him again to 
The walls of these buildings Pilate, Luke 23:11. 
run parallel and flush with! Then Pilate and Herod, 
the street. This street is who before this, were at 
arched in many places, and enmity one with the other, 
is very narrow. Many build- became friends. So much 
ings are built over the street, ' so, that even in the light of 
making the archway. This Jesus' innocence, to please 
street is composed of many, the people, they set Barabas 
steps. One will walk a short free and sentenced Jesus to 
distance on the level, then | be crucified, 
either go up or down steps, i As we paused on this 
repeating this procedure the street, w^e could not help but 
length of the street. No feel the sacredness of the 
vehicles of any type travel place. Jesus, the Son of 
this street. Many similar God, was without sin. He 



streets are found in old 
Jerusalem. 



was so mercilessly treated 
by man, whom He 



As we made our way over helped to create and left 
this street, the only street heaven to save. He walked 
leading to these judgment 'over this street to be tried, 
halls, as we went up and | He remained a Lamb. After 
down steps, under archways, His trial, and at His cruci- 
then again in the open, welfixion. He prayed, "Father 
were touched to think that forgive them." Surely His 
Jesus, our Redeemer, trod! humility should teach us a 
those same steps and street. 'great lesson. 



He went from one judgment 
hall to the other. He was 
without sin or guilt. Yet, He 
was tried by man, and false- 
ly accused, under pressure of 
the people, who cried, "Away 
with him." 



At these judgment halls, 
He was condemned by man 
and the sentence pronounc- 
ed, which caused Jesus to 
"shed innocent blood." 

This same day we visited 
the old Jewish Wailing Wall 



When he appeared before or "Wailing Place." This is 
Pilate, Pilate said, "I find a large, high wall, built of 
no fault in Him," Matt. 19 :6. very large stone. Some 
Herod, after hearing the authorities state that this 
charges preferred against wall is the outside wall of 



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the Sanhedrin Council. At 
one end of the wall is a large 
doorway, which our guide 
informed us, was one en- 
trance to the Council cham- 
bers. This building is in 
ruin, also, only the large 
massive stone walls remain. 

This wailing place was 
sacred to the Jews. They 
congregated here for many 
centuries. They fell, pros- 
trate, wailing, crying, be- 
cause of the destruction of 
Zion. 

It was a marked blow of 
defeat for the Jews when 
this area was taken over by 
the Arabs. The Jews are no 
longer permitted to come 
here and wail over the loss 
of Zion. 

The large stones in the 
wailing wall are similar in 
appearance, to many of the 
stones in the pyramids in 
Egypt. They have been laid 
up without mortar. Birds 
have carried seeds into the 
crevices or joints of the 
stone and many small bushes 
and weeds are growing 
along the wall. Here, as 
well as at many more places 
in Palestine, begging chil- 
dren congregate in large 
numbers. Because of its 
formation and massiveness, 
this wall will no doubt stand 
as long as time shall last. 



While in Jerusalem, we 
visited the Church of the 
Holy Sepulchre, the Church 
of the Holy Redeemer and 
many other churches. Each 
has a history and would be 
interesting to tell about, but 
bears little importance on 
our Christian religion today- 
Suffice it to say, these 
churches are large, massive 
and old. Writers state that 
they have been destroyed, or 
partially destroyed many 
times, but always rebuilt or 
restored. 

While in Jerusalem, we 
were fortunate enough to 
see a funeral procession. 
Not that we enjoyed the 
'fact that someone was called 
to Eternity, but since that 
was the case, we were im- 
pressed with what we saw. 
We saw how they conduct 
such a ceremony. 

The procession was on 
foot. Several hundred people 
followed the pallbearers.. 
The throng of people filled 
the width of the street. We 
had to wait until the proces- 
sion turned and passed 
through the wall, into the 
cemetery. The expression 
on their faces denoted 
solemnity. 

The pallbearers carried 
the coffin on two long poles- 
Two men in front and two 



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men at the rear of the coffin much people that were come 
carried it. This coffin was to the feast, when they heard 
borne in the same manner that Jesus was coming to 
that the arks of the coven- Jerusalem, took branches of 
ant was borne. The coffin palm trees and went forth 
was draped. jto meet Him, and cried, 

Several men and children Hosanna: Blessed is the 
w^alked ahead of the pall- King of Israel that cometh 
bearers. Back of the pall- in the name of the Lord." 
bearers, the procession, | After two thousand years, 
moving in unison, followed. 'they continue to use palm 
We saw^ them coming direct- branches as they did in 
ly toward us, thereby, giving Christ's day. Seeing this 
us a very good view of it. .funeral, indicated to us in a 

Over the heads of the pro- 'way, the manner in which 
cession, we could see a num- they honored Christ with the 
ber of long palm leafs, wav-'palm branches when He 
ing in the air. They were. made His noted entry, 
five or six feet long. Theyj The funeral procession 
were carried by people in the turned from the street, 
procession and were held through a gateway in the 
high. They made an attrac-jwall, and entered the ceme- 
tion, because, as the people ^tery. It was necessary for 
walked, these palm branches the entire procession to go 
moved up and down in tim-|up quite a number of steps 
ing mth their walking. |to get to the burial place. 

These palms are used to- ^ This is probably the reason 
day in connection with im- they were on foot, 
portant events and withj After the porcession went 
occasions having to do with 'on to the burial plot, we 
dignitaries. The funeral we 'paused for a moment. Death 
saw was the funeral of an had struck one in Jerusalem, 
off icial of Jerusalem. Hence 'as it does in every land, 
the palms. |Who might be the next? No 

Immediately, upon seeing one knows. It behooves us 
these palm branches waving to be ready. It is to our in- 
ing the air, we were remind- terest to be right toward 
ed of Jesus' triumphal entry God. The time will come 
into Jerusalem. John 12: when He will call us and we 
12-13, "On the next day shall answer. Then, we 



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want to be at peace with] In Christ's time the beg- 
Him. I gars chose a prominent place 

In connection with this to beg. They do today. At 
funeral, we saw another the gates through the w^all 
sight that brought scrip- into the city, at the doors of 
tures to our mind. Inside; churches, at the market 
the gate to the cemetery, ! places and wherever there is 
were two women, sitting, a turnover of people, there 
begging. As in Christ's you will see many beggars, 
time, wherever people con-; They make begging a pro- 
gTegate, or where many m.ay'fession. 
pass by, there the poor chose j These two women beggars 
to beg. The reader will re- knew many people would 
call that Peter and John | pass by this gate, going to 
went up together, into the ^ and from the funeral. They 
temple, at the hour of pray- j chose this spot as one, where 
er. There they saw the , the people, touched by the 
lame man that was carried funeral, would be warm- 
daily, to the gate of the hearted and generous, 
temple, to beg. He chose ai They, so pitifully, held a 
good spot, because those re- can in one hand, and with 
ligious enough to go to the the other hand and arm out 



temple should be compas- 
sionate enough to give. 
As Peter and John ap- 



stretched, appealed for alms. 
We see very little begging 
so publicly in America, but 



proached, the beggar ex- in Palestine there is much 
pected to receive something of it, as it was in Christ's 



from them. He did receive. 



time. Each time we wit- 



They had no silver or gold, nessed things recorded in th^ 
but they gave of that which j Bible, made our tour all the 



they had. They healed him. 
Acts 3 :1-11. They gave unto 
him that which silver and 
gold could not buy. 

We may be approached to 
give to someone in need. We 
may not have a helping 
hand, a bite of food, etc. We 
should give of "that which 
we have." 



more interesting and worth- 
while. 

(To be continued.) 
Box 117, Greentown, 0. 

HOW THINK YE? 



William N. Kinsley 



Matt. 17:25, "Jesus saith, 



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what thinkest thou, Simon? They that have done good 
Of whom do the kings of the unto the resurrection of life ; 
earth take tribute? Not- 'and they that have done evil 
withstanding, lest we should unto the resurrection of 
offend them, go thou to the damnation. Do you think 
sea, and cast an hook, and that because you belong to 
take up the fish that first a certain church, or denomi- 
cometh up ; thou shalt find a nation, that will save you ? 
piece of money, that take, I Love your neighbors as 
and give unto them for me thyself. Rom. 13:10, "Love 
and thee." Matt. 22:42,'worketh no ill to his neigh- 
Jesus ask the Pharisees, bor." Mark. 12:31, "Thou 
saying, What think ye of shalt love thy neighbor as 
Christ? Matt. 16:27, "The thyself." John 15:12, This 
son of man shall come in the is my commandment, that ye 
glory of his Father with his love one another, as I have 
angels; and then he shall re- loved you. Ye are my 
ward every man according friends, if ye do whatsoever 
to his works." |I command you. Is any men 

John 5:22-23, 25, 28, For fully converted, if he hates 
the Father judgeth no man, 'his brother? Jesus told 
but hath committed all I Peter at one occasion, when 
judgment unto the Son. All thou art converted strength- 



men should honor the Son, 
he that honoreth not the Son 
honoreth not the Father 
which hath sent him Verily, 



en thy brethren. The 
apostle Peter was not fully 
converted till the day of 
Pentecost. 



verily I say unto you, thei Matt. 18:1-3, The disciples 
hour is come, and now is, 'came unto Jesus, saying, 
when the dead shall hear the 'who is the greatest in the 
voice of the Son of God; kingdom of heaven? This 
and they that hear shall live, i is still in the minds of the 
The Father hath given ' children of men. This thing 
him authority to execute has come in about all of 
judgment, because he is the men's organizations. Matt. 
Son of man. Marvel not at 19-19, "Thou shalt love thy 
this : for the hour is coming neighbor as thyself." Jesus 
in the which all that are in said, verily I say unto you 
the graves shall hear his except ye be converted, and 
voice and shall come forth; become as little children ye 



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shall not enter into the king- which goeth astray and re- 
dom of heaven. Not every joiceth if so be he findeth it. 
one that saith Lord, Lord For the Son of man came to 
shall enter the kingdom of save that which was lost, 
heaven. Many will say to j Gal. 6:1, If a man be over- 
me in that day, (the judg-^ taken in a fault, ye w^hich 
ment day) Lord, Lord, have, are spiritual, restore such a 
vve not pi'ophesied in thy one in the spirit of meek- 
name? And in thy name ness. Considering thyself 
cast out devils? And in thy lest thou also be tempted, 
name done many wonderful Let every man prove his ow^n 
works? These are they that j work, etc. Be not deceived: 
sit in high places or high for whatsoever a man sow- 
office and do the judging of eth, that shall he also reap, 
their fellowmen. |As we have therefore oppor- 

James 5 :9, Grudge not tunity, let us do good unto 
one against another, breth-'all men. 
ren, lest ye be condemned. | Matt. 21:28, What think 
Behold, the judge standeth'ye? Son go work today in 
at the door. Speak not evil my vineyard. He answered 
one of another. Thou art 'and said I will not; but after- 
not a doer of the law, but a ward he repented, and went, 
judge. Who hast made thee the second son, answered I 
a judge? Humble your- 'go sir; and went not. Who 
selves in the sight of the; do you think did his Lord's 
Lord, and he shall lift you; will? John 9:4, ''The night 
up. James 2:13-14. For hejcometh, when no man can 
shall have judgment without j work. As long as I am in 
mercy, that hath show^ed no the world, I am the light of 
mercy; and mercy rejoiceth the world." John 8:31, 32, 
against judgment. Jesus 36, Then said Jesus to those 
said, except ye see signs and which believed on him, if ye 
w^onders, ye will not believe, continue in my word, then 

Matt. 18:12, How think are ye my disciples indeed. 
ye? If a man have an hun-|And ye shall know the truth, 
dred sheep and one go astray ^ and the truth shall make you 
doeth. he try to kill the one free. If the Son therefore 
that goeth astray? No shall make you free, ye shall 
verily not, he goeth into the be free indeed, 
mountains and seeketh that' Mark 2, That ye may know 



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that the Son of man hath tell. If we say from heaven, 
power on earth to forgive why then did ye not believe 
sins. Why reason ye these him? 

things in your hearts ?j Rom. 14:10, For we shall 
Whether is it easier to say all stand before the judg- 
to the sick of the palsy, thylment seat of Christ. Then 
sins be forgiven thee; or to we shall answer why we did 
say, arise, and take up thyinotbelieve the Christ and his 
bed and walk? I say unto word. So then every one of 
thee, raise and take thy bed us shall give account of 
and go thy way into thine themselves. John 8, Ye 
house. When Jesus saw judge after the flesh ; I judge 
their faith, he said unto the no man. For I came not to 
sick, son thy sins be forgiven ' judge the world, but to save 
thee. James 4:3, Ye ask, the world. John 12:48. He 
and receive not, because, ye that rejects me, and receiv- 
ask amiss. Today the re-;eth not my words hath one 
ligious world have ceremon- 1 that judgeth. The words 
ial prayers to the Father, that I have spoken, the same 
dishonoreth the Lord Jesus shall judge you in the last 
as the Son of God, for all day. 
power was given the Son. I Hebrews 10:30, Vengeance 



Let him ask in faith. Not 
wavering, (or doubting). 
For let not that man think 
that he shall receive any- 
thing of the Lord. Harken, 
my beloved brethren, hath 
not God chose the poor of 



belongeth unto me, I will 
recompense, saith the Lord. 
And again the Lord shall 
judge his people. As it is 
appointed unto men to die, 
but after this the judgment. 
Hebrews 4:12-13, The Lord 



this world rich in faith, and is a discerner of the 
heirs of the kingdom which i thoughts and intents of the 
he hath promised to them | heart. Neither is there any 
that love him? To whom | creature that is not mani- 
loveth much, much shall be if est in his sight; but all 
forgiven. Jesus asked the things are naked and open 
Pharisees, the baptism of junto the eyes of him with 
' John was it from heaven, or ■ whom we have to do. See- 
of men? What think ye? ing we have a great high 
Answer me. And they an- priest, that is passed into 
swered and said, we cannot the heavens, Jesus the Son 



22 BIBLE MONITOR 



of God. in child welfare do consider 

James 2:12, So speak ye, TV a problem, and are seek- 
and so do, as they that shall ing ways of controlling it. 
be judged by the law of Such headlines as "What 
liberty. 1 John 1:7, "If we Shall We Do About Televi- 
walk in the light, as he is inision?" and "TV Promotion 
the light, we have fellowship Causes Commotion" are ap- 
one with another, and the pearing in the secular press, 
blood of Jesus Christ, his I am opposed to television 
Son cleanseth us from all for our home for three rea- 
sin." Wonderful working sons: 



power in the precious blood 
of the Lamb, if you let Jesus 



Encroaches Upon Time 

The first reason is that it 



come mto your heart.'^^^^^^^^^^ ^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^-^^ 

w ff^J^^ T f"" ^^T' would be better spent in 
but the blood of Jesus. Noi^^^^^. ^^^.^^^.^3^ As parents 
other fount I know that'^^^ ^j^^^^ / ^^^.^ 

makes as white as snow i^.^^ ^^.^ newspaper and 
nothmgbut the blood ofi^^^^j^^.^ ^^^^^3^^^^^^.^^^ 
Jesus. Are your garments ; ^j^^ B^^l \^^ ^^^11 ^^,, 
spotless and white, are you .^.^^^1 '^.^^,^^ ^^ ^^^^^^^^ 
washed m the blood of tne_^.^j^^^^^^^tj^^^. ^^^^, ^,. 
Lamb. Are you walking by l^^^ ^^^1 3 ^^^ ^i^^i TV? 
the Savior s side and being|^y^ ^.^^^^^ ^^^^^.^ to bring 
washed m the blood of the i ^^ ^^^^^.^^^^^ -^^^ ^^^. ^^^^ 

j that will further encroach 
nartviiie, unio. ^^^^^^ ^i^^ ^-^^^ g^^ ^g-^l^ f^^. 

those essential factors in 
TELEVISION training our children for 
Christ. 

In The Christian Parent I Threatens Christian 
found an article written by Character 

Mrs. Frances Feldick. Here How can we, who have 
is a condensation of "Tele- long realized the degrading 
vision:" effect of movies on a child's 

"I realize that I am in the; character, buy the inventioni 
minority when I write on | which, according to the ad-| 
this subject. However, edu-; vertisers themselves, "brings 
cators and others interested the theater into your own 



BIBLE MONITOR 23 



home !" I have been amazed other step in a dangerous 
at the number of supposedly , trend towards allowing a 
separated Christians who | certain few to influence our 
would not be seen in the thinking, provide our rec- 
ticket lines of low-type reation, and thus destroy 
movie houses, yet who view creative ability and indepen- 
the same type shows over dent action. If our children 
TV with no apparent qualms are to be the Christian 
of conscience. Furthermore, leaders and able mission- 
their children are also allow- aries in a few years, we need 
ed to watch. 'to substitute for televiewing, 

Others say that one should P^re Bible-centered, Christ- 
not isolate youngsters from bonormg activities that call 
all worldly influence. I can ^^l participation of the 
only answer with this quota- ^^1^^- 
tion : It is my prayer that these 

■ ,„„ ^" , . , ,, , lines, written by a mother of 

What the mmd attends, ^^^^^^^ ^.jl ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^_ 

^.h 'A^?"^^ f ' ^^ A ^ 'tian parents to have a little 
What It does not attend to, j^^^ ^^^.^^ ^^ u^ ^^^^ 



it dismisses; 
W^hat the mind attends to 
continually, it believes; 



the Joneses," a little more 
concern over the influences 
of TV on young minds, and 



What the mind believes, it ^^ ^^^^^ ^ j-^^j^ ^^^^^ ^'^ ^ ^^,^ 



eventually does. 



to make their homes joyful 



My third reason for not —with parents playing 



letting television in our 

home is that it 

Destroys Presonal Initiative 

A professor from New 
York says that "The real 



games and singing with 
their children. 

If you spend even a frac- 
tion of the money and time 
others spend on television, to 



harm in television — is in our j make your home an attrac- 
own increasing inactivity. "jtive, cheerful place, your 
A radio personality was children, like ours, will not 
quoted as saying, "Future miss television. Instead, 
generations will have eyes ^ they will learn the joys of 
big as cantaloupes, and no; "living a separated life." — 
biam at all." iRobbinsdale Baptist. 

I feel that television is an-' Sel. by Ethel Beck. 



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HOPE OF THE WORLD 



Jesse Gump 



HOLD ON TO GOD 



A. B. VanDyke 



at last. 
Hold on, hold on, to God. 
718 S. Main, St., Goshen, Ind. 



ONE LITTLE ROSE 



Jesus Christ was sent into ^""^^ ^''tide^^^' ^^^* '^'' "'^^ '^'■ 

the world by the authority Hold on to God, the Lord is by thy 

of the Heavenly Father. He, side; 

was born of the virgin Mary Hold on to God, though fierce may 

to destroy the works of ^^ ^^^ wast, 

Satan, through and by, His ^°^^ "^f^.^f ' "^^"^"'^ ^^" '°^' 
death on Calvary. He shed 
His blood as an atonement 
for the "Adamic sin" bring- 
ing hope, redemption and 
salvation to the universal 
world. 

Through His gospel Paul 
said, "Is the power of God 
unto salvation, to every one 
that believeth." His min- 
istry was consumated on the 
resurrection morning, when 
an Angel from Heaven broke, "^^^^ ^^^^^'^ ^^^" "^^ ^^^'^ '^ 

the seal of a great world | ^nd this life has ceased to be. 

power, and Jesus came forth! 

to verify His statement, "rl would rather have a loving smlle, 
,, *' . . -,/] fli ! From friends I know are true, 

am tne resurrection, and tne rp^^^j^ ^.^^^^g ^^^^ around my casket. 

Life : he that believeth m when this world I bid adieu. 

Bring me ail the flowers today, 
Whether pink or white or red; 

I'd rather have one blossom now, 
Than a truck load when I'm dead. 
Sel., Susanna B. Johns. 



I would rather have one little rose, 
From the garden of a friend, 

Than to have the choicest flowers 
When my stay on earth is ended. 

I would rather have a pleasant 
word, 
In kindness said to me; 



me, though he were dead, 
yet shall he live." 

The angel gave a brief but 
profound message to a de- 
luded world," He is not here, 
for he is risen." This mes- 
sage is still the hope of the 
world. Paul said. If Christ 
be not risen our. preaching t* u +u o • -4. • ^+ 

, ^ \,, . 1 ° Life by the Spirit is not a-.^ 

is yam, and your laitn is also occasional influence of the Spirit, 



God ordains the wicked to pun- 
ishment, not to crime. 



an 



vam. 



Churubusco, Ind. 



but an abiding state, wherein 
are continually alive. 



we 



Lorenz Geo r2 



jan54 



Vol XXXI October 15, 1953 No. 20 

"For the faith once for all delivered to the Saints." 

OUR MOTTO: Spiritual in life and || OUR WATCHWORD: Go into all 
Script'iral in practice. ij the world and preash the gosp^. 

H 

OUR AIM: Be it our constant aim to ije more sanctified, more righteous, 
more holy, and more perfect through faith and obedience. 

HARVEST ifood available during the 
'season when very little food 

"Jesus saith unto them, can be produced. 
My meat is to do the will of Even if we are not con- 
him that sent me, and to nected with crops, seeing 
finish his work^ . Say not ye, them grow, seeing fruit de- 
There are yet four months, veloping and seeing the har- 
and then cometh harvest? vesting of crops; is a beauti- 
behold, I say untb you. Lift ful and a joyful time of the 
up your eyes, and look on the year. The harvest time 
fields ; for they are white al- should not only make people 
ready to harvest. And he joyful but it . should make 
that reapeth receive th everyone very thankful to 
wages, and gathereth fruit our Heavenly Father, 
unto life eternal: that bothi We need only read a little 
he that sovv^eth and he that of lands where people, are 
reapeth may rejoice to- too crowded to raise' suf; 
gether," John 4:34-36. jficient crops or sections 

It is a joyful time when we w^here crops have failed and 
can gather in the fruits of | our hearts should be aroused 
the earth. At this time we to thanks and adoration for 
can see a return for our, the good care God Almighty 
labors of planting and pre-! takes of us. How often do 
paring a crop. Even if we; we praise and thank Him? 
are not directly connecting How faithfully does our 
with the labor or the har- obedience to His Holy Word 
vesting of any crop, this time show our appreciation? 
of the season gives us as- "The harvest is the end of 
surance that there will be the world; and the reapers 



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are the angels," Matt. 13:39. grandeur, when he only had 
The souls of men and women a glimpse of that harvest, 
are the crops to be gathered! When Jesus comes, will He 
in at the marriage supper of find us ready ? Watching,, 
the Lamb. Does God see a waiting, ready for the souls 
bountiful harvest coming?, bright home? 

Are we feeding on fertile! 

soil? Are we growing in| THE UNCHANGEABLE 

grace and in the knowledge | 

of our Lord and Savior? Is How Many Ministers Today 



Are Willing to Preach the 
Whole Truth? Will You 
Depend on the Ministry? 



our influence, our talents, 
our efforts being used that 
God may have a bountiful 
harvest? Are the cares of 
this world keeping our _, ^ n • • -, ui • 

... 1 J /? t, • _ (The following is available m 

spiritual seed from being ^^^^^ form, m whatever quantity 

productive? Are the tares | you can use, by sending your re- 

of sin choking out our spirit- j quest and postage to the author as 

ual growth ? noted at the close of the tract. Ap- 

The harvest of this earth Proved by the Tract Examining 

,1 J- i. Committee.) 

is not always according to 

our hopes and our desires. '1 am the Lord, I change 

The harvest of this earth is not." Mai. 3 :6. "If you love 

not always true to the seed me keep my command- 

we have sown. The harvest 'ments," Jno. 14:15, 23, 24. 

of this earth is not always | "He that is ashamed of me 

proportionate to the labor, and my words of him also 

we have spent upon it. How- 1 shall the Son of man be 

ever the harvest, at the end; ashamed," Mar. 8:38, Luke 

of the world, will be differ- '9:26. 

ent. It will be true andi "All scripture is given by 

directly in proportion to | inspiration of God," 2 Tim. 

what we have put in it, it ^ 3:16-17. 

will be glorious and very "If Christ shall make you 

joyous. Instead of being a ' free, ye shall be free indeed," 

total or a partial disappoint- Jno. 8:36. 

ment, it will be far beyond | Faith — Do you earnestly 

our anticipation. Even the contend for the (one) faith 

beloved apostle John was which was delivered unto the 

astonished at the glory and saints? Jude 3. "Without 



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(this) faith it is impossible 
to please God," Heb. 11:6. 

Repentance — "Repent and 
be baptized every one of 
you," Acts 2:38. "God com- 
mandeth all men everywhere 
to repent," Acts 17:30. 

Confession— Matt. 10:32, 1 
Jno. 1:8-9, James 5:16. 

Christian Baptism — Matt. 
28 : 19, Mar. 16:16. Is immer- 
sion, Acts 8:38-39, Jno. 3: 
5,23. 

Feet Washing — Jno. 13 : 
4-15. 1 Tim. 5:10. 

Lord's Slipper — Taken at 
night before communion. 
Mar. 14:17-23. Luke 14:15, 
ICor. 11:25, Rev. 19:7-9. 

Communion — Luke 22:19, 
20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26. 

Salutation — Rom. 16:16, 1 
Thess. 5:26, 1 Pet. 5:14. 

Peaceable— Heb. 12:14, 2 
Cor. 13:11, Matt. 5:9. 

Prayer Covering: — 1 Cor. 
11:4-15. If the hair were 
this covering, the man too 
would be covered, and he 
shall not be covered. 
Plain and Modest Dress — 1 
Pet. 3:3-5, 1 Tim. 2:9-10. 

Non-Conformity — Rom. 
12:2, 1 Jno. 2:15-16. 

Non-Swearing — Matt. 5 : 
34-37, James 5:12. 

Non-La wing — Matt. 18: 
15-17, 1 Cor. 6:5-7. 

Non-Waring— Jno. 18:36, 
Matt. 5:43-45, Matt. 26:52, 2 



Cor. 10:3-5. 

Non-Secret— Jno. 18:20, 2 
Cor. 6:14. 

Anointing — James 5 : 14, 
Mark 6:13. 

Baptism 

A command — Matt. 28 : 
19-20, Acts 2:38. 

Who? 

Those who are taught — 
Matt. 28:19-20. 

Those who gladly received 
the Word, Acts 2 :4L 

Those who believe, Mark 
16:16, Acts 8:12, Acts 16: 
31-34. 

Those who repent. Acts 2: 
37-39. 

Those who confess. Matt. 
3:5-6, Mark 1:5. 

Old enough to know and 
believe. Acts 8:12, 13, 37. 

What For? 

For remisson of sins, Mark 
1:4-5, Acts 2:38, Luke 3:3. 

The answer of a good con- 
science, 1 Pet. 3:21. 

Promise of the Holy Ghost, 
Acts 2:38, Acts 19:5-6, Acts 
3:19. 

' To put on Christ, Gal. 3 :27. 

To enter the Kingdom, 
Jno. 3:5. 

To be saved, Mark 16:16. 

Jesus gave example, Matt. 
3:16, Mark 1:9-10. 

Where? 

In Jordan, Matt. 3:5-6, 



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-r^l Some have changed the 

Mark 1 :5, 9-10, Jno. 3 :5. {truth of God into a lie. Rom. 

In much water, Jno. 3:5, 1-25. 
23, That which gives birth Where Will I Spend 
must be greater than that Eternity? 

which is born. rpj^^ Dunkard Brethren 

Jesus was baptized m the Church, Inc., firmly believes 
water, Mrak 1:9-10, Matt.|^i^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ J^^^^ ^^^ 

"^'ty-,. , .■ , ! whole truth. Luke 17:10, 

Phihp baptized the;Eph. 2:8, Rev. 22:13-21. 
Eunuch in the water. Acts 8 : 
38-39. 



A. G. Fahnestock, 
R. D 3, Lititz, Pa. 



How? 

The formula, Matt. 28: God is often found by 
19-20. those who apparently are 

Must be born of water, the farthest from Him, while 
meaning to come forth, Jno. He remains undiscovered by 
3:4-5, Rom. 6:4-5. | those who think themselves 

Bodies washed with pure nearest. 



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■ : □ Fulton congregation plan to hold 

I our Lovefeast on Oct. 31. After- 
NEWS ITEMS I noon services on Saturday. Services 

^ , rL| Sunday forenoon and afternoon 

APPRECIATION i ^^*^ dinner on Sunday. We ask an 

I interest in your prayers for these 

In as much as I would like to ^PProaching services, and invite 
write all of my friends, brethren everyone who can come, to be m our 



a 



and sisters, for the many kind ex- "^^^s^- ,, ^, ^ ^, 

pressions of sympathy, letters, Martha I. Harma n, Cor. 

beautiful cards, donations andi 

many good eats, since my accident,! GOSHEN, IND. 

being in the hospital and for about 

six weeks while at my granddaugh-^ Goshen church held its annual 
ter's home. Being almost as help- Harvest meeting on Sunday, Aug. 
less as a baby, the Lord has seen fit 23rd. There were 135 present for 
to heal my hand but my fingers the Sunday school hour which was 
are stiff, accompanied with some followed by a message by Bro. 
pam and I cannot ciose them as Edward Johnson from the West 
yet. I can wait on myself and I Fulton congregation. Dinner was 
want all to know I sure thank and served in the basement at the noon 
appreciate, more than words can hour followed by several short 
ceil, Uie kindness of everyone. talks and another message by Bro. 

M. Ella Ecker. I Johnson. The afternoon service 



' wsa well attended and both services 

NOTICE I were filled with spiritual blessings. 

On Oct. nth, Bro. Hayes Reed 

The Shrewsbury Congregation .^.^^ caUfronia will come to us to 
announces their fall Lovefeast, to ^^,.^g ^^ ^ ^^^.^^ ^^ evangelistic 
be held on Nov. 1st. Sunday school ^^e^ings, these will continue for 
at 9:30 E.S.T. with Pleaching ^^^ ^^^j^^ Our communion will be 
following. Lovefeast proper in the s^t^.^ay evening, Oct. 24th. We 
evening, to which we give all a ^^^^^^^ y^u to all these services. 
hearty welcome to come and be Maurlne Carpenter, Cor 

with us. 

Sheila Stump, Cor. 

CERES, CALIF. 



GOSHEN, IND. 

The Pleasant Home congregation 

The Goshen Communion services met for council meeting on Sept. 4 
will begin with an afternoon meet- ; with Bro. Hayes Reed in charge, 
ing at 2 p. m., C.S.T. on Oct. 24th. Bro. Shultz opened with. the read- 
ing of the second chapter of Colos- 
sians. 
We had our election of church 
ASTORIA, ILL. I officers and the delegates of district 

meeting were chosen. 

The Lord willing we, the South If it is the Lord's will, Bro. Donald 



Evening service at 7:00 o'clock. 
Sister Maurine Carpenter, Cor. 



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Ecker from Quinter, Kansas, will others counting the cost. We pray 
be our evangelist this year. Our that the seed sown may spring up 
revival meetings v/ill start Nov. 1st and bring forth more fruit for the 
and will close with our Lovefeast Master. Our meetings were very 
service on the evening of Nov. 14th. well attended and we feel Bro. 
Anyone that can attend these Halderraan has done what he could, 
services, we will certainly be glad we pray God Will reward him for 
for your presence. If you cannot his work. 

attend you can pray, that during I will drop a few thoughts which 
the revival, souls will be brought our brother has given for our medi- 
nearer to Christ. tation. 

At our council meeting it was de- I Cor. 2. Paul says, "When I 
cided that we have a revival meet- came to you, I come not with ex- 
ing in the spring and also in the cellency of speech or of wisdom, 
fgll declaring unto you the testimony 

The Lord has certainly blessed of God, but was determined not to 
our congregation in the last year, ki^ow anything among you, save 
V7e have at least 16 more members Jesus Christ and his crucified," I 
and another church in Waterford. Cor. 1-2. Jesus came do\^Ti from 

It proves that the Lord is faithful the shining courts of heaven to die 
in answering our prayers if we do ^or the sins of the world. We do 
not ask amiss. ^ot fully realize what God hath for 

We have church every Sunday at "s. Verse 9, "Eye hath not seen, 
Ceres and every other Sunday at ^^^^ ear heard, neither have enter- 
Waterford, so if anyone can come ed into the heart of man, the 
from another congregation, v/e things which God hath prepared 
would be happy if you could visit ^o'' them that love him." Although 
both churches. people may say we are foolish to 

At the present Bro. and Sister ^^^^^^ ^^ ^e do and not go to amuse- 
Ted Snyder and children are here. ^^"^ places, we are to be a light 
We sure enjoy having them in our ^"^ ^^^^w forth to the world that we 
j^jjjst j have Jesus in our lives. If we sin 



Doris Byfield, Cor. 



SHREWSBURY, PA. 



we have an advocate, Jesus Christ 
the righteous, who will forgive us 
of all our sins if we will ask him. 
"If we confess our sins, he is faith- 
ful and just to forgive us our sins 
The Shrewsbury church has had and to cleanse us from all unright- 
a season of wonderful spiritual eousness," 1 John 1:9. 
feasting. Bro. Millard Halderman' John 6:66, 71, Jesus came to lift 
of Quinter, Kansas, began a revival the lost and sinners out of darkness 
meeting on Aug. 2nd. and continued and sin. "In him was life: and the 
for two weeks. He did not shun to life was the light of men," John 
declare the whole council of God. 1:4. Jesus is the bread of life. 
We were made to rejoice when two The world needs Jesus today. We 
souls were willing to give their need Jesus. We are glad and 
hearts to God and their hand to thankful that God has sent Jesus 
the chui-ch and we feel there are into this world to suffer and die 



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for us. We need to turn back to kingdom of God," Luke 9:62. 
Jesus. He payed it all. Are we Phil. 3:1. 15, Paul was a great ex- 
standing on the solid rock? Jesus ample for us. He says, "This one 
said unto Thomas, "I am the way, thing I do, forgetting those things 
the truth, and the life: no man which are behind, and reaching 
Cometh unto the Father, but by forth unto those things which are 
me," John 14:6. Jesus is the anchor before, I press toward the mark for 
of our soul. Jesus is coming for the prize of the high calling of God 
only two things, to bring eternal in Christ Jesus," Phil. 3:13-14. Paul 
life or condemnation. ' had his sins forgiven, we can too, 

2 Cor. 4:1, 12. Paul went out and if we come to Jesus. He has cover- 
preached the gospel of Jesus Christ, ed our sins by his atoning blood. 
We are living epistles, showing to He can blot out all those black spots 
the world v/e have Jesus within us, in our lives. He has called us from 
by the life we live, the deeds we do darkness into the light. No sin is 
and our walk from day to day. going to enter heaven. 
Paul revealed unto the Gentiles the 1 Cor. 12:1, 31, The church is an 
unveiling of the gospel of Christ, assembly of Christian people, people 
Let us not be v/eary in well doing, who have been cleansed from their 
let us not faint. We may have sins. There must be a godly sorrow 
trials and persecutions here, but for true repentance. Christ only 
Paul had many trials and persecu- established one church. The 
tions. We must cling to Jesus. We church is a body with many mem- 
should not harbor sin in our lives bers, each having their appointed 
or we will be lost. place and a work to do, functioning 

Heb. 13:8, 17, True Christianity is together same as our earthly body 
love. We must have love for our has many members functioning to- 
brother and our Jesus. We must gether, each having a work to do. 
put our trust in Jesus. He is the 1 Peter 1:1, 25, Jesus was the 
solid rock, the only rock which will first-born. He was our pattern or 
stand. He is the unchangeable example. Jesus was baptized for 
Christ- Jesus the same yesterday, our example, not that he had sin, 
today and forever. We should not but to show us how we should be 
be carried about with strange doc- baptized, throwing off sin and 
trines. If we have wandered out taking on Jesus Christ. There must 
in sin there must be a turning back be a spiritual growth. We must 
to the changeless Jesus. i bring forth fruits. Are we con- 

Jer. 3:20, 25. Backsliding. If we nected in the true vine? There 
backslide we are not true to God n^ust be a root system, rooted and 
and Jesus Christ and His Word, and grounded in the faith of Jesus. 
Are we going to be saved by the| Deut. 30:15, 20, God's word reveals 
pleasures and lusts of this world or unto us there must be a choice, 
by faith in Jesus? There is no There is a place where two roads 
other way but the way of the cross, meet. We must choose which road 
We should not look back. "No man we will travel. The broad road 
having put his hand to the plow, which leads to destruction or the 
and looking back, is fit for the narrow road which leads to life 



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eternal. God created man and humble himself, before God could 

woman and placed them in the use him. We must come to the 

garden, but it was there where the cross of Jesus and humble ourselves 

transgression cams, where sin be- before we can receive that power 

gan. Moses set before Israel two where God can use us in his service, 

ways, the way of good or evil. God Moses wanted Pharaoh to leave the 

has set two ways before us, life children of Israel go, but he would 

eternal or damnation. There must not. God wants his people to 

be a separation from the world, follow him, but Satan says you may 

2 Tim. 4:1-8, Paul was to leave go to church, but do not leave these 
this v;orld soon. He said, "I have worldly amusements. Satan is try- 
fought a good fight. I have finished ing to get us to give everything to 
my course. I have kept the faith: the world and nothing to the Lord. 
Henceforth there is laid up for me It is obedience, God wants. We will 
a crown of righteousness, which the be rejected of God if we do not 
Lord the righteous judge, shall give obey him. 

me at that day: and not to me Gen. 3:1, 19. The first working of 

only, but unto all them also that satan came to Adam and Eve. 

love his appearing," 2 Tim. 4:7-8. what is our aim in life today? Is 

He gives Timothy the charge. We it set on things of this world or on 

have a fight to fight against spirit- heavenly things? If God does not 

ual wickedness. Satan is trying to- i^now us, we will not have any inher- 

day to sift us as wheat. Satan is jtance with Jesus. Are we on the 

going about as a roaring lion seek- i-ig^t road? Jesus has given us 

ing whom he may devour. We the most direct route to heaven, 

should leave all and follow Jesus. The way of the Cross leads home. 

We can be more than conquerors in no servant can serve two masters. 

Christ Jesus. We are all to come before the judg- 

John 3:1, 21. "Except a man be ment bar of God. 

born again he cannot see the king- Luke 24:1, 53. Satan's great work 

dom of God," John 3:3. There is to defeat both the first and 

must be a new birth. If we are second coming of our Lord Jesus 

baptized in Christ we will do his Christ. Satan is working through 

will and keep his commandments, the apostate church today. Jesus 

If we are born of God we will not came down on this sin cursed earth 

sin wilfully. i to bear our sins. Jesus hung on 

Rom. 5:1, 11. We are justified the cross for the sins of us all. He 

through faith by Jesus Christ, did it all for the glory that was set 

Abraham had faith when he offer- before him. Jesus carried his cross 

ed up his son, Isaac. Abraham's which was so heavy, but is not as 

faith should be our pattern to in- heavy a burden, as Him carrying all 

crease our faith. God's word tells our sins. 

us what we should do. Disobedience Luke 16:19 48. There was a 

brings forth sin. j g^eat gulf fixed between the rich 

Ex. 3:1, 10. Moses had excuses man and Lazareth. This great 

when God called him but he had to gulf can hold no fear for us, if we 

come to a place where he would come to Jesus today. Today is 



BIBLE MONITOR 



the day of salvation. Jesus was In Aug. 1903 she was baptized in 
sent to open up liberty and to loose the Church of The Brethren and 
the bonds of iniquity. Resurrec- later changed her church relation- 
tion is all our hope for an endless ship to the Shrewsbury Dunkard 
life. Cast all your cares upon Him Brethren, she being a charter mem- 
for he cares for you. Heaven is a ber of the church. Sister Alicfe 
prepared place for a prepared lived a quiet christian life, although 
people. Are we preparing for that she had not been in services for 
place? some time she always held the 

Sheila Stump, Cor. j church near and dear to her heart. 



I Last May, Sister Raver had the 

r] -^— D misfortune of falling and breaking 

I i her leg and was in the hospital for 

I OBITUARY I ; quite some time, but had returned 

i ! j to her home and had nearly re- 

-' ' covered from this affliction, when 

BRENDA ELLEN KEENEY ' she took ill with heart ailment. She 

' called for the anointing which was 

Brenda Ellen Keeney, six weeks administered only a short time be- 
old daughter of Bro. Laverne and fore she passed away. She ex- 
Sister Ellen Wise Keeney of Mill- pressed herself "She wished she 
way, Pa., departed this life Satur- could go home," and passed to the 
day noon, June 18th, at the Ephrata great beyond while on the way to 
hospital. I the hospital. 

Besides her parents she is sur- Surviving are a brother, Jacob 
vived by a broher, Lamar at home; Raver, Yoe, and a number of nieces 
her maternal grandmother. Sister and nephews. 

Emma Wise, Lititz, R. D. 1, and her Funeral services were held on 
paternal grandparents, Bro. and Monday, Aug. 17th, with brief ser- 
Sister Norman Keeney, Red Lion, vices at the Eberly funeral home, 
York county. Pa. Dallastown at 1:30 p. m. and con- 

Funeral services were conducted eluding services at the Dunkard 
by Elder A. G. Fahnestock and Bro. Brethren church., Shrewsbury, with 
Ammon Keller, Monday, June 20th, Elder Joseph H. Myers assisted by 
at the Middle Creek Church of the Bro. D. K. Marks. 
Brethern. Interment in the ad- She was layed to rest in the 



joining cemetery. 

Susanna B. Johns, Cor. 



MISS ALICE RAVER 



cemetery adjoining the church. 
Sheila Stump, Cor. 



RONALD PAUL GUNDERMAN 

Nine-day-old son of Bro. and 
Miss Alice Raver, daughter of the Sister Reinhold Gunderman of 
late Manassa and Maria Myers Goshen, Ind., died at 8:10 p. m.. 
Raver, was born Sept. 29, 1873, and Saturday, July 25, 1953, at the Elk- 
departed this life on Aug. 13, 1953, hart General hospital, where he 
with a heart ailment at the age of had been taken to be treated for 
79 -years, 10 months and 15 days, pneumonia. 



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Paul R. Myers 



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Surviving in addition to the par- The valley of Hinnom or 
ents are a brother, Terry; a sister, Gehenna is SOUthwest of Mt. 
Diane; the paternal grandparents, r^. . , ,. , 

Elder and sister Harry Gunderman; f'^^^''- At One time a large 
and the maternal grandmother, bronze idol WaS Set Up m this 
Mrs. Gladys Schrock of Goshen. | valley, facing the Mt. of 

Funeral service was held at the Olives. Here, many children 
home in charge of Bro. Floyd Swi- ^^^.^ sacrificed in the fire, 

Sister carpenter. Cor, iWhich had been kindled m- 
;Side the idol. This actually 

TOimix^r TWF TTOTV jtook place, as prophesied by 
iULlKlAG IHE HOLY Jeremiah in the above scrip- 

^^^^^ tures. 

Josiah abolished this form 

of worship and scattered 

r^v. 4- An -n 4. n many bones all about the 

Chapter 47. Part 7. , ^jj/^^ He made it so un- 

In and Around Jerusalem 'clean, it prevented renewal 
Another interesting place of or continuing of worship 
in Jerusalem is the Valley of there. "And he defiled 
Gehenna, which is the Tophet, which is in the valley 
Hebrew name for Hinnom. of the children of Hinnom, 
In Jeremiah 7:31, we read, that no man might make his 
"And they have built the son or his daughter to pass 
high places of Tophet, which through the fire to Molech," 
is in the val